Time to take a look at what knitwear London Fashion Week had to offer us. With it being Spring Summer 2015 collection, knitwear was pretty sparse but there are some gems that we’ve found.
Starting with knit you could wear in your day to day life, Hunter had some beautiful light knitted tops. The soft pastel knits are contrasted by the strong contrasting trim around the edges, mismatching the brand’s outdoor look with the open, translucent knit.
Joseph’s knitwear is distinctly grunge. Thick loose black knit jumpers, unravelling from the bottom, against a white plain top. Honourable mention to the knit printed pattern that also featured in the collection.
On the more sophisticated side, Lucas Nascimento’s collection of flowing, draping garments featured detailed knitting imagery. From afar, it looks like a black and white print but upon closer inspection, you can see the individual black and white stitches making up the whole image.
Similarly, Apu Jan creates geode like swirling patterns with knit, with shades of blue, white and grey merging into each other. In addition to this, Apu Jan’s block colour knits use fine cabling and rib knit, giving the dresses a more subtle pattern.
London Fashion Week wouldn’t be a fashion week without something that looks a bit more whacky. Here’s where I turn to Meadham Kirchhoff. The knitted one piece garments resemble transformers crossed with sportswear. The block colours work really nicely beside the textured knit.
George Styler goes much further, with full crocheted dresses, appliqué on knit and just general neon textural goodness. The collection is big on texture, with a kitsch feel, especially the one piece garment with the cat picture in the centre.
Those are our picks of the London Fashion Week knitwear.
What were your favourites?