Somewhere there is a blogger as obsessed with leather as I am with knitwear, and she’s been rubbing her hands with glee over the images from Europe’s Fall 2013 collections. Leather shirts. Leather tunics. Leather dresses. Leather skirts. Leather pants. So many leather pants. Which isn’t to say there weren’t some great knits — but they were certainly not the fall stalwart one expects. Quite a different scene from NYFW.
Still, some notable knits (in no particular order):
— There were sweaters with articulated boobs at Burberry Prorsum and Carven, above, for better or worse.
— There were more and more thin turtlenecks in London, under and over everything, including a whole host of dresses at Issa, but the best was probably this pared down look at Bottega Veneta.
— Preen Line showed an interesting take on the sweater-poncho.
— I completely loved the simple berets with all the buttoned-up clothes at Margaret Howell.
— And also the great big scarves at Bouchra Jarrar.
— Joan Smalls looked amazing than in this slinky Missoni sweater dress.
— The fuzzy charcoal sweaters at Dries van Noten were fantastic, especially the ones with jewels attached in unexpected places.
— Loved this plaid pullover at Jil Sander.
— One of my favorite collections of the season was Christophe Lemaire, and you should take a close look at the sweaters in looks 12 and 21. Can I have both outfits? Pretty please?
— And of course there were some beautiful knits at Céline, where “clouds, yarn and fluff” were apparently among the inspiration. The standout was this ivory pullover, but look at this, too, please. Also: Tell me if you think all those amazing dresses are felt, or what.