One of the best things about switching to cold-weather apparel is that we simply get to wear more of our clothes and flaunt more of our fashion! To be more specific, it gives us the perfect opportunity (and excuse) to get experimental with our layering and if we’re going to be honest, we can think of few clothing categories that can claim to allow for more potential in this department than knitwear.
With winter season outfit options now very much the order of the day, we thought we’d share with you our hot knitwear picks from the season and explore the ways in which you can get the most of them now and over the coming months.
Valentino Wool & Jacquard Mesh Roll Neck Sweater
Valentino has gone big with its knitwear this season and our featured Wool & Jacquard Mesh Roll Neck Sweater does exactly that in the literal sense. Its boxy shape and oversized fit give it an almost poncho-like feel while the elongated neck stretches above the chin to ensure that the garment covers most of the body, most of the time. As such, it’s a dream piece for the chilly winter months and a fun style to layer up if you’re feeling adventurous enough to experiment.
Amiri Black Pool Ball Cashmere Cardigan
The backbone of Amiri’s massive commercial appeal and the secret to its success lies in the label’s ability to get people talking. And stay talking. That’s certainly the case with the Black Pool Ball Cashmere Cardigan from their AW21 collection, a piece that really pops and catches the eye with its spotted and striped billiard balls. It evokes imagery of the smokey LA pool halls that Mike would like have frequented in his youth, another fine example of how the designer expertly weaves past experience into his creative process. The garment is certainly not short of luxury appeal either, having been spun from an eminently cushy cashmere fabric. Pair this with any of Amiri’s patented distressed jeans for that essential, 90s grunge vibe.
Givenchy Black Bandana Jacquard Silk Sweater
The meticulously designed bandana graphic is a recurring visual element throughout Matthew M. Williams’ latest Givenchy collection, one that complements the distinctly gothic vibe that underpins the lasting connection between label and designer. Givenchy’s Black Bandana Jacquard Silk Sweater is a finely detailed silhouette, crafted from a luxurious silken fabric and manufactured in the prestigious textile factories of England. The chic yet unassuming profile allows it to fit seamlessly into smarter looks and marries surprisingly well with a variety of tailoring options.
Off-White Black 3D Arrow Chunky Knit Wool Sweater
Virgil Abloh’s chunky, winter-friendly knits are always a highlight of his seasonal showcases, styles that perhaps best illustrate his finely tuned nuance in craft, design and fabrication. This season’s Black 3D Arrow Chunky Knit Wool Sweater is a particular favourite of ours. The enigmatic 3D arrow graphic speaks to the label’s multi-dimensional, ever-evolving vision, one that is oftentimes difficult to identify as exactly one thing or another. Instead, it occupies a space somewhere in between; a space that we’ve come to know as Off-White…
Valentino Animalier Graphic Wool Sweater
We’re compelled to revisit this exhibition in luxury craftsmanship because an edit of essential knits would simply feel incomplete without it. We’ve mentioned already how Valentino has really decided to push to boat out with its knitwear offerings this season and the Animalier Graphic Wool Sweater does nothing to convince us otherwise. If you’re looking for that ultimate, defining piece for your winterwear outfit, we can’t recommend this one highly enough. No matter how you choose to style it, our featured Valentino sweater is guaranteed to be the defining component of your look.
Saint Laurent Zigzag Graphic Wool-Blend Sweater
Did someone ask for party showpieces? If they did, then Saint Laurent’s Zigzag Graphic Wool-Blend Sweater is here to answer the call. The colourful zigzag patterning has an almost psychedelic feel to it, while scattered sequin embellishments add to the glitzy appeal of a garment that just feels tailor-made for your special occasion wardrobe. And with the festive party season just on the horizon, this is a piece that you can’t afford to miss out on for the here and now. We suggest styling this one up with a smart shirt to really capture Saint Laurent’s intended aesthetic.