Live from Scandi-Land: The New Knit

If someone were to ask me what my favorite item of clothing is, I’d probably have to say sweaters. I know, totally not an interesting choice, but I can’t help it. I love sweaters, and firmly believe that it is impossible to own enough of them. Which is why pretty much anything involving knitwear is guaranteed to be right up my alley. It is also why I still have a contact “fashion high” after looking at images from Copenhagen Fashion Week, where knits reigned supreme.

I mean, these were not just any old cardigans. Because the Scandis are nothing if not the experts at turning a “basic” into, well…something that is most definitely not basic. Case in point: the skin-tight, ribbed knits that starred in the Spring 2016 collections, and are sure to make girls everywhere question their recent devotion to oversized pullovers.

l-r: By Malene Birger, Baum und Pferdgarten, Freyja Dalsjø

True to Scandinavia’s minimalist aesthetic, this new take knitwear is a lesson in versatility. The look was paraded down multiple runways, and was styled a different way each time. But the overall message was clear: From the v-necks at Baum und Pferdgarten to the laid back matching sets at By Malene Birger, these knits were minimal, chic, and oozing feminine sex appeal. Perhaps, after seasons of normcore, this is sign that the womanly look is “in” again? Only time will tell, but if that is the case, then I’m 100% on board.

What’s your opinion of the knits à la Copenhagen Fashion Week? Sound off below.


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