Knit fabrics are always popular, though some more than others. In the past couple of seasons, we’ve seen an uptick in comfortable, yet luxurious knit fabrics. Let’s take a look at the knit fabrics we’ve seen in the past year, and how they might be utilized for Spring 2019.
The chunky knit is a staple fabric. From sweaters to dresses, it’s perfect for keeping warm. Alejandra Alonso Rojas’ lovely sweater is perfect for chilled spring nights, while Cynthia Rowley’s chunky cardigan is perfect for fall afternoons. Isabel Marant’s chunky knit sweater looks like the boyfriend’s sweater the girlfriend steals, and Prabal Gurung’s chunky knit, mesh sweater looks like the girlfriend’s sweater that I steal. These chunky knit garments are indicative of a turn towards more comfortable fashions while staying cute. I expect to see a lot of chunky knit sweater dresses paired with tights.
Take a look at these chunky knits:
Rib knits are wonderful fabrics, as they can be fitted or slouchy, thin or thick. Chloe shows off the diversity of rib knits with a thicker dress with a fitted torso and looser sleeves, while Sportmax shows a fitted torso and pleated skirt. Les Copains bishop sleeved rib knit is ideal for fall evenings, while TSE’s flared tank is perfect for summer styles. The popularity of rib knits shows a move towards textured, versatile fabrics, so I expect to see a lot more rib knit dresses, layered with cardigans.
Check out these rib knits:
Spandex, the stretchy, slinky fabric of athleisure has made its way down many a runway. Aatlo’s fabulous high waisted leggings are perfect for grabbing a coffee or going for a run, while Linder’s lined leggings look too cute to sweat in. R13’s woodsy jumper pairs athleisure with folksy living beautifully, ideal for going for a run during a cabin vacation. The popularity of spandex is just a reminder that athleisure is here to stay, as we see more garments infused with this expanding fabric.
Select one of these spandex fabrics:
Velour is stretchy and sophisticated, the ultimate in luxury. Diane von Furstenberg’s stunning humper features a deep v to die for, while Dundas shows a beautiful dress with lovely embellishments. Juicy Couture reverts back to an oldy but a goody with a black velour sweatsuit with a sequined cardigan and Valentino’s maxi dress features fabulous leg slits and is paired with some stunning hair. Velour is luxurious and comfortable, something we’ll start to see more of on the runway, like ruched body-conscious dresses in an eighties revival.
Feel fabulous with these fabrics:
What knit fabrics are you working with? I love a good chunky knit. Let me know in the comments!