One key takeaway from the spring/summer 2022 shows? Our knitwear drawers are in for a colorful upgrade. Cool-girl brand The Elder Statesman has provided the LA crowd with their rainbow jumpers: Hailey Bieber shrugged its patchwork cardigan over The Attico’s cult zebra-print bikini recently, while Kendall Jenner threw on an oversized sweater – and matching hat – from its autumn/winter 2021 collection a fortnight ago.
Emily Ratajkowski and Victoria Beckham are embracing the colorful knits movement, too. The former recently sported an acid-bright turtleneck, while VB modeled a bright red jumper and sunshine yellow trousers from her own collection, joking on Instagram that Ronald McDonald “stole [her] look”. Rihanna, on the other hand, has gravitated towards lavender hues, including a knitted vest by London-based designer Martine Rose, and Beyoncé has shown colorful knits’ potential as evening wear with a tangerine rib-knit bodysuit by Area.
The street-style gang cemented the trend outside the SS22 shows, with the catwalks reflecting their playful fashion mood: Gabriela Hearst, Blumarine, Molly Goddard, Altuzarra, and Acne Studios all debuted jolly knits. The trend can be felt over on Depop, too; it takes just one search to discover the wealth of homemade options available. Mia Regan is a keen advocate of supporting lesser-known brands: the Gen-Z influencer boasts a wardrobe bursting with lively handmade goods.
Our advice: be bold and bright with your knitwear choices this winter.
Originally published on Vogue.co.uk