SPRING SUMMER ’15 KNITWEAR ROUND UP: THE BIG SIX

Holly Coopey is Cosmopolitan UK Fashion Coordinator, she is also my little sister (I did drop her on her head once when she was a baby). I like to knit things for her head as you can see below.

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 As London Fashion Week comes to a close I asked her what Spring Summer 2015 knitwear trends we might see as the weather warms up:

I'm being super positive about this the weather this year. So when you think of your wardrobe for the warmer months, the thought of thick, chunky jumpers and socks, no matter how much we love them, is not the one. But have no fear, for the new knits are fine, lightweight, cool, and add a clever twist and update to the usual standard summer trends; florals, we’re looking at you. These six designer labels are the key players in the knitwear game this season...

PFW: Céline The no fuss, utilitarian vibe at Céline is a fash-pack favourite, and hey look! It’s a knitted dress.  Proving that fringing doesn’t always mean Cowboys & Indians at Glastonbury, the drop hem, slim and minimal cut oozes modernity. The boxy blouse layered over another fringed skirt takes this modernity up a notch – not something that is easily replicated, but easy to be inspired by. Think mixing your knits with silks and stiff cotton, or even leather separates.

PFW: Céline

The no fuss, utilitarian vibe at Céline is a fash-pack favourite, and hey look! It’s a knitted dress.  Proving that fringing doesn’t always mean Cowboys & Indians at Glastonbury, the drop hem, slim and minimal cut oozes modernity. The boxy blouse layered over another fringed skirt takes this modernity up a notch – not something that is easily replicated, but easy to be inspired by. Think mixing your knits with silks and stiff cotton, or even leather separates.

LFW: Giles One of London Fashion Week’s key players and general British fashion legend, Giles Deacon took inspiration from artist Walton Ford’s wildlife paintings for this quirky collection. The claws, the fuzzy snakes and the patchwork prints made this a real highlight of a show, especially with the huge sassy jumpers.  Proving that novelty knits aren’t just for Christmas, will you all start stitching on applique animal motifs asap please? Faux fur features only though!

LFW: Giles

One of London Fashion Week’s key players and general British fashion legend, Giles Deacon took inspiration from artist Walton Ford’s wildlife paintings for this quirky collection. The claws, the fuzzy snakes and the patchwork prints made this a real highlight of a show, especially with the huge sassy jumpers.  Proving that novelty knits aren’t just for Christmas, will you all start stitching on applique animal motifs asap please? Faux fur features only though!

PFW: Stella McCartney Leading the eco-luxury fashion frontier, Stella McCartney is more socially and environmentally responsible than the majority of designer houses – especially when it comes to wool. This collection is comfy cool thanks to easy breezy shapes and fabrics, and the ribbed sweater dresses seem oversized but ooze sex appeal by following the line of the body. A long sweeping shape might not seem summer appropriate, but think about it over the top of a swimsuit in the evening on holibobs, wth a mojito in your hand.

PFW: Stella McCartney

Leading the eco-luxury fashion frontier, Stella McCartney is more socially and environmentally responsible than the majority of designer houses – especially when it comes to wool. This collection is comfy cool thanks to easy breezy shapes and fabrics, and the ribbed sweater dresses seem oversized but ooze sex appeal by following the line of the body. A long sweeping shape might not seem summer appropriate, but think about it over the top of a swimsuit in the evening on holibobs, wth a mojito in your hand.

MFW: Miu Miu Quirky and kitsch, the Miu Miu collection is the epitome of Granny chic - Italian Grannies. A heady mix of plaids, leather, florals and frills, this is a texture party and a half. With heavy wool coats and panelled ribbed knit tops, you could almost say that Ms Prada added these wooly touches especially for British summer time.  

MFW: Miu Miu

Quirky and kitsch, the Miu Miu collection is the epitome of Granny chic - Italian Grannies. A heady mix of plaids, leather, florals and frills, this is a texture party and a half. With heavy wool coats and panelled ribbed knit tops, you could almost say that Ms Prada added these wooly touches especially for British summer time.  

MFW: Bottega Veneta With a colour palette of pale greys, pastels and a twist of monochrome, the Bottega collection was inspired by dance and the bodily form. The fine ballerina-esque wrap around tops and chunky cardi’s thrown over simple jersey seperates, along with the prim and proper belted cardigans over eveningwear scream classical elegance.

MFW: Bottega Veneta

With a colour palette of pale greys, pastels and a twist of monochrome, the Bottega collection was inspired by dance and the bodily form. The fine ballerina-esque wrap around tops and chunky cardi’s thrown over simple jersey seperates, along with the prim and proper belted cardigans over eveningwear scream classical elegance.

LFW: Joseph Joseph, which might not be a global megabrand, has a cult following and a seriously cool aesthetic of its own, despite the stores stocking other mainline designer labels. There was so much love for the loopy grungy knits in this beautiful ‘less is more’ collection, along with for the huge Arran jumper tie-waist dress - the ultimate Sunday outfit, just swap the flatform sandals and sport socks for Coopknits socks. With such a plethora of fabrics and textures, from denim to leather and organza, the knits could almost be forgotten – but the sheer attitude of the designs mean the statement knit is a key player in this collection.

LFW: Joseph

Joseph, which might not be a global megabrand, has a cult following and a seriously cool aesthetic of its own, despite the stores stocking other mainline designer labels. There was so much love for the loopy grungy knits in this beautiful ‘less is more’ collection, along with for the huge Arran jumper tie-waist dress - the ultimate Sunday outfit, just swap the flatform sandals and sport socks for Coopknits socks. With such a plethora of fabrics and textures, from denim to leather and organza, the knits could almost be forgotten – but the sheer attitude of the designs mean the statement knit is a key player in this collection.

So there you have it yarn lovers, will you be taking knit-spiration from any of these designers?