All the signs are there: howling winds, sheets or rain and temperatures dropping very low…
it’s fair to say that winter has well and truly arrived.
While this is a sad time for all of us who yearn for warm, hazy summer days, it’s also a chance
for us to start investing in some statement pieces from the A/W 2015 collections.
Glossy magazines, Instagram, and Tumblr are full of the best runway looks
that we can look to for inspiration when composing our own ensembles.
Knitwear is always a go-to for the collections at this time of year: what better way to battle through horrible winter weather than in a warm snuggly jumper
that can keep you looking fabulous whilst also ensuring that it packs in warmth?
There are plenty of knitwear options, therefore, that we can look to incorporate into our own wardrobes.
Unfortunately, many of them are extraordinarily expensive and unavailable to most us;
but, if we were to pick our favourites from this season’s runways,
these are the pieces we’d pick.
A style set favourite thanks to his cult knits, which more often than not sport
sparkling and shimmering embellishments, Markus Lupfer would definitely
feature on our winter wishlist. In the past, his jumper collections have sported everything from shimmering lips, stars and dogs to donuts and rubber ducks,
proving that a bit of tongue-in-cheek fun doesn’t need to be excluded you’re your sartorial
offerings (shop similar styles at Mary Jane Fashion ).
At a premium price of £315, this luxurious Merino wool jumper could be yours: we love the origami bird it depicts with a delicate pastel colour palate of pink,
blue and silver on a light grey background.
This would give any day look a welcome uplift on gloomy winter days.
Pure white isn’t a traditional winter colour; however, as proved by Victoria Beckham,
it is searingly elegant and a great, refreshing option to offset the winter dark.
The perennially stylish turtleneck finish of this ribbed knit will elongate
your figure gracefully whilst the voluminous sleeves give the jumper a contemporary twist.
The sleeves are definitely unusual,
but they successfully work to flatter the rest of your figure: the volume of the sleeves draws eyes to your arms, whilst the rest of the knit smooths down the rest of your front.
Victoria Beckham’s designing star has been on the rise for years and with smart,
sophisticated pieces like this, it’s easy to see why.
This heritage French brand, founded by Madeleine Vionnet in 1912, is a go-to for elegant,
refined dressing, drawing sartorial stars like Diane Kruger, Carey Mulligan
and Zoe Saldana to their gowns and red carpet looks.
Interspersed amongst the floor sweeping designs were some delightfully whimsical knitwear pieces, not least this swirling blue number.
With a high roll-neck, a style seen in many other designer collections this season, this knit opts for a short sleeved cut.
This is perfect for layering: you could easily where a black long-sleeved jersey top underneath to cover your arms.
In the meantime the blue, white and black pattern, incorporating twinkling, metallic threads,
is a magical, colourful statement piece to give your ensembles a festive, wintry feel.