Friday, 18 January 2013

London Collections: Men, Knitwear Highlights

Inspirational design was on show throughout London Collections: Men, 7th to 9th January 2013, with previews of the trends for Autumn/ Winter 2013. Here are my knitwear highlights.

Topman Design: polo neck and crew neck sweaters and belted jackets were bold in colour, cable or texture. Hand warmers are knitted as part of the sweater to keep the wearer extra warm!

(All images from the British Fashion Council London Collections Website. Click on the links to view the full designer collections.)

Hackett London had a wonderful selection of elegant fair isle waistcoats, sweaters cardigans and scarves worn with traditional jackets.

Nicole Farhi  combined patterns of different scale to create bold, fitted sweaters and cardigans. Handwarmers knitted as part of the sweater were also part of this collection.

Margaret Howell used modern updates of traditional styles.

YMC used matching scarf and sweater sets, combinations of different patterns,  chunky argyll diamonds and side neck openings as features in the garments.

Richard James showed stylish sets of hat, scarf and gloves with either smart coats and jackets or the matching sweater.

Christopher Shannon's bold combinations of graphic or cable knits were really 'eye-catching'.

Sibling went oversize in every way!

James Long combined patterned knitting as sleeves for waistcoats or the body of jackets.

Shaun Samson included oversize knits with combinations of cables and colour.

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