Knits, crochet and more – WWD

For the Fall 2022 season, designers fused comfort and fashion on and off the catwalk, delivering a playful “endless summer” feel through bold artisanal knits and head-to-toe crochet styles.

For example, the Belgian designer Christian Wijnants told WWD about his rich autumn collection is the direct result of the desire for soft, comfortable and cocooning models for the winter. “What comes to mind is ‘chunky chunky knits and oversized volumes,’ Wijnants told WWD’s Jennifer Weil. For example, the collection’s colorful mix of hand-knit and crocheted in a myriad of intarsia and ottoman stitches, like fall’s sky blue crochet midi dress.

Equally colorful and bold, bespoke knitwear-centric design label and design studio Nong Rak has carved out a strong niche in the knitwear category with styles handcrafted from unsold yarn. original, vintage, cruelty-free and handcrafted hand-spun and hand-dyed through ready-to-use yarns. -to-wear and accessories, as seen in the label’s latest vintage and modern mohair crochet sweatpants and bucket hat. Handcrafted appeal was also spotted among New York-based brand The Series’ hand-knit balaclavas, which are made from recycled materials.

At Hervé Léger, creative director Christian Juul Nielsen continued to evolve house codes with playful, form-fitting knits in fresh colors, like his baby-pink knit bra top in recycled rayon, nylon, wool and elastane ( presented with a matching high waist). fitted midi bandage skirt and fluffy purple gloves for the brand’s presentation at September Fashion Week in New York).

VSTemporary labels such as Danielle Guizio, Baserange, Rui, YanYan and more added to the graphic appeal with layering styles, available now, that can be worn from summer through the cooler months.