7/30/2008

Autumnal Knits for Men

Masculine off white cable knit sweater, Banana Republic's Monogram collection.

Personally, I like the red detail at the collar and cuffs. This sweater is made of merino wool and needs to be washed by hand. This is available in regular sizes as well as tall sizes.

Juicy Couture Cable Knit Sweater


This all over cabled pattern is perfect to use for various outfits. You can dress it up or down easily. This one is available at Neiman Marcus.


More knits to explore:


Alexander McQueen Bubble Cardigan - This one is very unique, so wear it to be different and stand out in a crowd. Don't be alarmed, the "bubbles" are not huge stand out bubbles, but are more of a textural fabric effect.
Maison Martin Margiela Happy Tweed Cardigan - This sumptuous wool/cashmere blend sweater is classic and minimalistic in style. It is perfect for anyone.
Y-3 Wide Collar Sweater Jacket - This one is extremely textural, with a high collar for windy days. It is on sale right now but only available in XL on this website.

Two of my Favorite things: Knits and Paisley

Etro Knit Paisley Dress


This stunning, eye catching design by Etro is the perfect mesh of two intricate worlds. Textured knitting with bold paisley makes for a gorgeous combination.

7/29/2008

Knitted Accessories by Missoni


Both of these gorgeous Missoni multi-colored accessories are available at Harrods. The bag is machine washable, and the scarf must be hand washed. They are both knitted in wool blends.

7/25/2008

Quail By Mail Embroidered Details on Leather Accessories





These bags are designed by Kate Sheridan. You can purchase them on the Quail By Mail website.


Enter to win the "Splodge" handbag above, here! Open to UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland residents only. The contest ends July 31st or at the 50th entry.

7/18/2008

Vogue Knitting Fall 2008

Click here to preview Vogue Knitting Magazine's Fall 2008 designs. Also, on August 5th, the new video segment will be showcased on the website, featuring the "Made in Canada" designs.

Don't forget about VK's free desktop wallpapers, and free knitting patterns!
For your enjoyment, here are a few latest high fashion knitting designs on recent runways:

Designs from Emilio Pucci Fall 2008 Ready to Wear Collection

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2008 Ready to Wear Collection

7/10/2008

Qui Hao Winner of Australian Merino Woolmark Prize

Image source: Ruby Runway


Even though the New York Times wanted Tom Scott to win, the prestigeous prize was awarded to Chinese designer Qui Hao. "The designer created several pieces that will go on sale in famous French shop Colette.One of his pieces included a white tube dress with merino wool accents in the form of orbs. The award includes a $158,000 of which he will use to bring over to Paris. Hao currently works out of Shanghai but is angling to bring his brand of fashion over to Paris." Papierdoll Magazine

7/09/2008

Gucci Foundation Knits


Gucci Fall 2008 Ready to Wear collection

A dark knitted top is the base for this exceptional design, with many different and interesting textures. Big bold jewelry over a dark knitted sweater is very eye catching.

7/06/2008

Interviw with designer Fernando Perez of Aldo Fernando


Gorgeous lace knit tank from the Aldo Fernando label.


Aldo Fernando is a new label, based in Atlanta, Georgia, on the rise of something fabulous. Unique Baby Alpaca fibers crafted in Peru for the ultimate experience in cultural luxury. I had the fantastic opportunity to interview designer Fernando Perez:



What are your three favorite fibers or textiles to work with?
Alpaca, alpaca-silk and cottons (modal, Pima and organic)

What is your fashion philosophy (what are your strongest feelings about fashion)? I love incorporating vintage pieces into an everyday look.

What are some of the first things you think of when you start to create a design?
To come up with the right piece that works for any and every boutique clientele.

Do you believe that any woman of any size can look sexy?
Yes

Do you have a favorite piece from your own collections?
I like the capes because they flatter any age, size and shape.

What fashion designer or label do you admire?
Christian Dior

Speaking of your fashion designs, are you working on or thinking of anything new and innovative for the future?
Always.

What is your favorite type of dress to create?
A-line

What kind of woman wears your designs?
Women of any age, with a young spirit.


Contact information:
404-944-2702

7/05/2008

Gorgeous Gold

Gleam in gold while draping this dramatic stole around your shoulders. Design by Octavio Pizarro.

MICHAEL by Michael Kors metallic knit mesh v-neck sweater

7/04/2008

leamusumeci Designs

This intricate vest is on sale at luisaviaroma.com. See more designs by leamusumeci on the website, as well.

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