Having a chat with mother yesterday over the Sunday Times Style magazine she said, ‘It’s good isn’t it that proper jumpers are in fashion at the moment’. And she’s right – proper jumpers are on trend, and it is a good thing. I remember a few years ago traipsing the shops for a warm jumper that I thought was fashionable and having to come home empty handed. Now, thanks to the heritage trend revival, it is easy to find knitwear that’s both practical and warm, and stylish and cool.
I’m not just talking about granny jumpers, but also cashmere sweaters and sculpted knitwear. It is thanks to designers showing proper clothing on the catwalks that we can snugly clothe ourselves from the high street this winter. Designers like Stella McCartney, who says, ‘knitwear plays on texture and volume and becomes a really important part of the wardrobe this season.’ McCartney has gone all out to create stunning knitwear of architectural proportions.
Take the Felted Form Sleeveless Dress, an Aran cable knit dress with cap sleeves and sculpted cocoon shape with exaggerated hips. It costs £655 but is made from 100% wool and is quite something to behold. They also offer a long-sleeved version and cardigan cable knit styles in powder blue, coral pink and sand.