Perhaps most striking, were the long cardigans at Etro (see top of page), Principles of Scotland, Alanui and others, which used richly coloured, complex intarsia motifs to form fabric reminiscent of tapestries.
Clockwise from top left: Tom Browne Paneled Gingham Knitted Cardigan (here), Dior Kaléidiorscope Embroidered Cashmere Sweater (here), Sacai Pendleton Shell Trimmed Intarsia Cotton Blend Sweater (here).
A more playful mood was created at Prada and Thom Browne menswear, both designers creating sweaters with colourful, little whale motifs, while the former also featured fish and sail boats, while the latter upped the whimsy in their garden gnome cardigan. Similarly, Vivienne Westwood showed dramatic, dragon motifs, and Stella McCartney was inspired by the 1968 film Yellow Submarine, creating colourful intarsia designs including the face of John Lennon.
Stella McCartney John Lennon Intarsia Knit Sweater (www.matchesfashion.com)
Prada Fish Jacquard Wool Blend Sweater (www.matchesfashion.com)
From left: Stella McCartney John Lennon Intarsia Knit Sweater (here), Prada Fish Jacquard Wool Blend Sweater (here).
Words were also widespread, from the expressions of love at Alberta Ferretti and Dolce and Gabbana, to the use of logos as prominent decoration at Gucci,Dior, Isabel Marant, Balenciaga, Givenchy, Valentino and Kenzo.
Isabel Marant Étoile Korbin logo intarsia sweater (www.matchesfashion.com)
Alberta Ferretti Love is Love Sweater (www.harrods.com)
Dolce and Gabbana Love Intarsia Cashmere Sweater (www.harrods.com)
Clockwise, from top left: Isabel Marant Étoile Korbin logo intarsia sweater (here), Dolce and Gabbana Love Intarsia Cashmere Sweater (here), Alberta Ferretti Love is Love Sweater (here).
Koko Blouse by shinysuperhero (www.ravelry.com)
Rosa Cardigan by Jody Long (www.ravelry.com)
From left: Koko Blouse by shinysuperhero (here), Rosa Cardigan by Jody Long (here)