Memorable knits of Fall 2013, European edition

sculpted sweaters at Burberry and Carven ... and other great knits of Fall 2013

Somewhere there is a blogger as obsessed with leather as I am with knitwear, and she’s been rubbing her hands with glee over the images from Europe’s Fall 2013 collections. Leather shirts. Leather tunics. Leather dresses. Leather skirts. Leather pants. So many leather pants. Which isn’t to say there weren’t some great knits — but they were certainly not the fall stalwart one expects. Quite a different scene from NYFW.

Still, some notable knits (in no particular order):

— There were sweaters with articulated boobs at Burberry Prorsum and Carven, above, for better or worse.
— There were more and more thin turtlenecks in London, under and over everything, including a whole host of dresses at Issa, but the best was probably this pared down look at Bottega Veneta.
— Preen Line showed an interesting take on the sweater-poncho.
— I completely loved the simple berets with all the buttoned-up clothes at Margaret Howell.
— And also the great big scarves at Bouchra Jarrar.
— Joan Smalls looked amazing than in this slinky Missoni sweater dress.
— The fuzzy charcoal sweaters at Dries van Noten were fantastic, especially the ones with jewels attached in unexpected places.
— Loved this plaid pullover at Jil Sander.
— One of my favorite collections of the season was Christophe Lemaire, and you should take a close look at the sweaters in looks 12 and 21. Can I have both outfits? Pretty please?
— And of course there were some beautiful knits at Céline, where “clouds, yarn and fluff” were apparently among the inspiration. The standout was this ivory pullover, but look at this, too, please.  Also: Tell me if you think all those amazing dresses are felt, or what.

What else did you see that caught your attention? If you missed the New York roundup, right this way. And, unrelated, this week’s ICYMI post is Things that make me want to crochet.


8 thoughts on “Memorable knits of Fall 2013, European edition

    • How did I miss that Tory Burch sweater?! I love it — thanks for mentioning.

      And yes, as a child of the ’80s, I will always have a soft spot for a cluster of brooches.

  1. Yes. Articulated boobs! I like that deep merlot Carven sweater, as well as many of the other looks. Don’t love Burberry this season. I like the Preen cape, too- as well as a lot of those street/Joan Jett looks. And then they threw in that dress look #13, that definitely has a nod to the edgier looks, but is softer than the others. Lotta pretty in those Missoni looks. You need to be twig-thin to wear them, though. I like the color palette. I really like the Dries Van Noten look this season. I like a brooch embellishment, as well. I loved the J. Crew coat lined with jewels. Not in love with the Jill Sander collection this season. Love Celine with the quintessential Parisian look and color palette. Yeah, are those dresses felt? As for those crochet stones, I have like a million pins of variations of them. Thanks for the great post!

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