Our Favourite Transitional Sweaters By Region
As we always seek to create 'the perfect sweater', we've come to realise the perfect sweater is highly subjective. Your personal style and the influence of the city you live in (for climate and for collective flair) will shape your knitwear preferences. To commemorate our AW15 launch, we've picked our favourite transitional sweater for a few global regions. Starting with...
Much has been said about UK weather, but the truth is that it's fairly temperate. Never too hot, never too cold. The answer, is a perfectly mid-weight cashemre piece in the form of the Split Hem Breton Sweater.
NYC & THE NORTHEASTERN US
A favourite of Manhattanite style icon Olivia Palermo, the One Pocket Sweater is as timeless as the city itself. Knit from soft Italian cashmere, it's warm enough for the region's famously beautiful autumn transition.
It's no secret that Canada gets cold, and our Canadian friends love to spend time outdoors. Whether heading to the slopes (or just making a dash to the shops), the Chevron Sweater gives the perfect touch of Northern apres-ski.
CALIFORNIA & THE WESTERN US
There's not much of a transition in California, which is luckily sunny year-round, but a light knit for cooler evenings is a must. The star-spangled Lightweight All Over Star Sweater is a natural choice for Hollywood's home.
It's transitioning into summer down under, but a thin sweater comes in handy when the sun sets on the beach. The Lightweight Star Shoulder Sweater is perfect when styled over a bikini.
Our friends in South Korea love our bolder, vibrant styles and it's no wonder with the energetic pace of their capital city, Seoul. We'd go with the whimsical Multicolour Star Sweater.
Much like the island nation is a contrast of fascinating brightly-lit metropolitan cities and serene picturesque rural areas, the Pom Pom Button Cardigan is the definition of classic with a twist.
There's a certain glamour and streak of opulence in Hong Kong that we feel is embodied by the Contrast Cuff Sweater (note the lurex sleeves).
With a fascinating heritage that includes unique fairy-tales and Tolstoy, we've selected the Pom Pom Cardigan for the demure look that current Russian style stars such as Mira Duma and designer Ulyana Sergeenko emit.
Scandis, undisputed champions of minimalism, tend to love their neutral hues. The long, clean-lined Chevron Knitted Jacket is the perfect warm cover-up for Northern autumn.
Much like its Scandi neighbours, German style-setters love neutral hues, albeit with a twist. Our cashmere Elbow Patch Sweater has just the right weight for cooling temperatures in Northern Europe.
You only have to think of the landscape and houses of Italy's coasts to realise that Italians love bright, joyful colours. With a beautful clash of tangerine and acid pink, the Double Pocket Sweater is the Amalfi of sweaters.
There's only one sense-check we can really currently do when talking about French style. Would Emmanuelle Alt (Editor-in-Chief of French Vogue and queen of effortlessness) wear it? The answer, when it comes to the Stripe Cropped Sweater, is yes.
Wherever you are, we hope you use this sweater guide to channel your inner French Girl, or Brit Girl, or Aussie, (you get the idea).