Knitwear: French Connection

Knitwear trends for AW13 – cosiness coupled with glamour.

French Connection knitwear

While some materials such as denim and leather are never out of fashion, wool ebbs and flows from year to year. On the catwalks last year knitwear had taken a bit of a back seat, but the good news is that this winter, sweaters, jumpers & cardigans are going to be ubiquitous. The trends for autumn and winter 2013-14 include a collaboration between warmth and cosiness coupled with glamour. The fashion houses have gone overboard getting sweaters back into fashion; just look at the collections of Burberry, Pringle, or Vivienne Westwood.

An up coming trend in knitwear is as many garish glammed-up patterns, images and colours you can find, it’s all about saying this is wool and I want to shout it out loud! It may seem a bit odd parading knitwear during the warmer months but throw on an over sized boyfriend sweater for those cooler evenings out or team a knitted cape with leather skinny trousers a la Kick Ass actress Chloe Moretz, below. If neutral knits are what you’re after then French Connection (main pic) have some simple flattering shapes enhanced with zips, animals and shiny motifs.

Chloe Moretz

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This post was sponsored by Spreaditfast for French Connection.

Street Style: Pastel Knitwear in Spitalfields

Ringo Yu’s handmade designs in Old Spitalfields Market.

Ringo Yu is pictured in Old Spitalfields Market where she sells her handmade knitwear label Yu Square. She’s wearing a hat and jumper from her own collection, skirt from Cos and shoes from Office.

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Mark Fast London Fashion Week SS 2012

Good news is, my beloved Peruvian crochet dress can be brought out to play again next summer. Mark Fast’s ready-to-wear collection offered knitwear for all occasions from swimwear to full length gowns. Inspired by ‘desert mirages and tropical eroticism’, the show started with neutral tones, gradually heating up into a storm of oranges and pinks before descending into black, all to a haunting soundtrack including Pati Yang’s ‘Red Hot Black’. The goody bag included a raunchy pair of indigo slashed Mark Fast leggings, Maybelline make-up and Tigi hair products, but more importantly, Mouse & De Lotz chocolate! Notable guests included Liberty Ross and Eliza Doolittle. See all London Fashion Week street style.

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Gemma Cairney LFWGemma Cairney interviewing Mark Fast’s guests

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Mark Fast Model LFWA model for Mark Fast’s show, taking a break

Mark Fast Off Duty ModelA model after the show

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