Despite enjoying fashion’s proclivity for being flamboyant, I’m usually the sort of person who dodges wearing anything remotely festive. Halloween costumes are a strictly no-go area, Valentine’s Day isn’t worth celebrating, so then of course Christmas jumpers are completely out of the question. Don’t get me wrong—Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year but when I start seeing the two words ‘novelty’ and ‘knitwear’ together, I want to run a mile. I detest it all: from pull-overs festooned with stick-out reindeer antlers to cable knits with look-at-me tinsel embellishments.
Call me Ebenezer but that doesn’t mean I’m completely adverse to a bit of festive-style clothing. And this year just so happens to be the year when the Christmas jumper can finally meet the word subtle. This season’s knitwear while being a little more sparkly than you usual autumnal jumper, is ideal for wearing right now until the end of winter in 2021. Spotted on the runways at JW Anderson, Altuzarra, Molly Goddard, Loewe and Molly Goddard, knitwear was a taken up a notch—some were bejewelled, some had sequin details, and others had fringed beading. But all are ideal for party season, especially when it’s going to be a little different this year.
Below, I’ve hunted down the ideal knitwear to wear right now and then all the way through winter. Come Christmas Day, however, it’ll still feel festive enough for a celebration.
Alexachung Jacquard-Knit Sweater (£230)
Christopher Kane Crystal-Embellished Cutout Wool Sweater (£1045)
Miu Miu Sequined Mohair-Blend Cardigan (£820)
Stella McCartney Sequined Knitted Sweater (£675)
Christopher Kane Oversized Crystal-Flower Wool Cardigan (£995)
Simone Rocha Pearl-Embellished Oversized Cable-Knit Sweater (£775)
Bella Freud Stawcrawler Tasseled Zip-Up Merino Wool Sweater (£475)
Christopher Kane Crystal-Embellished Cashmere-Blend Sweater (£795)
Marques'Almeida Ostrich-Feather Merino-Wool Cardigan (£440)
Weekend Max Mara Ravello Sweater (£195)
& Other Stories Wool Blend Tortoise Button Cardigan (£65)
Olivia Rubin Cecily Striped Sequin-Embellished Cardigan (£250)
Jw Anderson Pink Embellished Wool-Blend Jumper (£580)
JW Anderson Sleeve Frill Turtleneck (£495)
Ganni Julliard Open-Knit Mohair and Wool-Blend Sweater (£219)
Iris & Ink Brooke Merino Wool-Blend Jacquard Sweater (£135)
Mango Pearl Embroidery Appliqué Sweater (£60)
Golden Goose Deluxe Brand Women's Annamaria Melange Sweater (£510)
Paco Rabanne Paillette-Embellished Wool-Blend Jumper (£640)
M Missoni Zigzag Metallic-Knit Cardigan (£550)
Bella Freud Fairytale of New York Metallic-Knit Jumper (£355)
Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini Cream Embroidered Wool Jumper (£415)
Zara Contrast Knit Faux Fur Jacket (£50)
Prada Feather and Bead-Embellished Cashmere Cardigan (£3350)
Bottega Veneta Embellished Stretch-Knit Sweater (£2655)
Next up, the biggest autumn/winter 2020 fashion trends to know.
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