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Spotlight: designer socks

Knitted socks are hugely popular amongst knitters, but rarely feature much in mainstream fashion. But this autumn/winter season, the knitted sock has been elevated to the catwalk. Or at least they were at British fashion brand Mulberry (here.) Mulberry's A/W 2017 collection featured an array of fuzzy mohair socks - some above the knee, others… Continue reading Spotlight: designer socks

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Spotlight: dangly bits

  There were a lot of things left hanging on the catwalks this autumn/winter 2017. Opulent feathers, playful pompoms, dramatic fringe and pretty lace were all added to the bottoms of cardigans/jumpers or the underside of sleeves, adding a touch of quirkiness to otherwise simple pieces or bringing another element to already flamboyant garments.  … Continue reading Spotlight: dangly bits

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Spotlight: sometimes sleeves

    When is a top both sleeved and sleeveless? When it is part of the knitwear collection by Raf Simons for Calvin Klein this winter. Several tops in the 205W9NYC collection featured these distinctive detachable sleeves, a couple in bright contrast colours and another continuing in a single, streamlined black. How to wear? This concept offers… Continue reading Spotlight: sometimes sleeves

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Trending: cable texture

  Cables were a big trend on the catwalks for autumn/winter 2017. At Temperley and Lanvin, they formed classic, crisp, symmetrical designs. Sonia Rykiel and Ulla Johnson created more richly decorated pieces by combining multiple cabled strands with lace, ruffles and textured popcorn stitch, respectively. There was a more relaxed look at Joseph, with soft, slouchy… Continue reading Trending: cable texture