Confession time: I don’t really follow the world of high fashion knitwear, or high fashion anything else really.
But I did can get behind the trend of “mega jumpers”. Here’s why:
Oversized clothes are about shielding the body and creating an exterior shield to reshape the body from the outside to ward against a sea of troubles. This is a big shift in design after years of neatly tailored clothes that hugged, reformed and supported the body.
AKA: let’s get cozy.
Here’s some sweaters from Louise Trotter via the label Joesph, as featured in Vogue (and I’ll let them provide the captions):
Etsy on acid with a degree in fashion design.
Trotter had even recruited her own mother to skein extra wool through her patched jumpers and to twist her tartan silk-blend pants with hook-and-eye corsetry.
This show was less about design than feeling: And that feeling was rip it all up and start again. Very now.
I’m not sure I’d wear the above, but look at these sweaters from the same show!
This classic pattern from Knitty is a pretty close replica of the high fashion knitwear above! I know it’s designed for men, and most of the readers here are women, but I don’t see why this sweater wouldn’t work on ladies as well.
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