Line Knitwear Fall 2014: 30 looks that prove sweater dressing is trending next season
Pink is the new neutral when it comes to cold weather dressing (we can thank Carven, Céline and Miu Miu for starting that trend last fall) and this season Line Knitwear designers John Muscat and Jennifer Wells have fallen for the shade’s feminine wiles. From bright and bold to pale and powdery, the design duo embraced their softer side this season with a spectrum of playful pinks in drapey magenta shawl coats, fuchsia wool motos and pale pink angora crops.
Speaking of angora, the soft downy wool appeared in almost every runway look as sweater, skirt, tube top, short and—most prolific—the shoulder snood, which was worn shrug-like over tunics, bustiers, jumpsuits, even swingy shawl collar coats. (Put a snood on it?)
Muscat and Wells described the collection as a “contrast between strong and pretty, hard and soft.” Obviously all the pink and angora have “soft” and “pretty” covered. “Strong” and “hard” elements appeared as zipper detailing running down the backs of high-waisted pencil skirts, tough leather sleeves on wool jackets and flashes of crocodile in embossed leather jackets and intarsia sweater dresses. Standout looks included a midnight blue sheared velvet jumpsuit (that looked slinky as silk) worn with one of the aforementioned snoods in a deep bordeaux shade; and a black and blue croc print sweater worn with silky sheared velvet shorts and an oversized black cardigan. All that was missing was the snood.