The season of fashion weeks has started and I am keeping a close watch on the knitwear pieces appearing in designers’ collections. Most of the them are not devoted to knitwear per se, but there is always something to find and see how knitwear is incorporated in the whole look. As usual, New York designers are edgy, unconventional and a little bit on the crazy side. Let’s see what techniques, forms and stitches are being used for the upcoming spring, 2018.
The tendency that seemed to prevail during New York fashion week was to combine classic knitwear sweaters in neutral shades with more elevated pieces like sparkly skirts, romantic dresses, high-waisted pants and even ball gowns. The main focus is on the material – cashmere, angora, wool, cotton…
Sally LaPointe, Brandon Maxwell and Brock Collection:
More casual sport looks were created with loose and off the shoulder sweaters made in variety of techniques, including intarsia, brioche and embroidery.
Monse, Baja East and Dion Lee:
The collections are made for spring, so cropped tops were in abundance, in all their shapes and colors.
Zadig and Voltaire played with color stripes and gradients.
Michael Kors offers to match the color of your knitwear to the rest of the outfit.
Graphic designs created with intarsia and stripes by Colovos and Zimmerman
I am happy to see that crochet dresses keep appearing in every spring/summer season. Beautiful craftsmanship by Jonathan Simkhai, Ulla Johnson and The Row.
That’s it for New York fashion week knitwear review! Next stop is London, let’s see what UK designers come up with in terms of knitwear!
Have a great day today!
P.S. All photos are courtesy of Vogue.com