From knit sweaters to biker jackets, bold details are the season’s biggest trend
By Jen Goldenberg
The Upgraded Knit
Snuggling up in cold weather doesn’t mean being boring. In fact, this year’s sweaters offer a bevy of exciting details like over exaggerated embellishments, mixand match colors, and updated silhouettes perfect for the modern woman. From Southwestern fabrics at Etro and Sacai to intarsia at Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, from color blocking at Burberry to wild styles from Alanui, thinkers and makers have given new meaning to sweater weather.
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini Fringed Intarsia Knit Crop Sweater
This intarsia knit style, with a black and multicolored pattern and fringes at the sleeves and hem, make this a statement that’s oversized but still polished with its cropped silhouette. $850, barneys.com
Burberry Crewneck Multicolor Patchwork Wool-Cashmere Cable-Knit Sweater
The multicolor patchwork sleeves and back of this chunky knit design are a cheerful and colorful addition to neutral winter white wardrobes. $1,190, bergdorfgoodman.com
A Western Winter
From a brand known for stylish and classic pieces almost always with just a little bit of a twist this season’s collection from Veronica Beard was a departure from the brand’s signature style. Designers and company founders Veronica Miele Beard and Veronica Swanson Beard created a collection inspired by their original Dallas following, and with that came a selection of ’80s-meetsWestern pieces, and with more evening options this year. Think buckle belts, denim, and rhinestones, all in a winning, West-inspired palette of browns, blacks, and greens.
FROM HISTORY’S PAGES
The “biker” (also known as the bomber jacket) derives from a design and style that originated from World War 2. Its tough fabric was favored by aviators and other military personal (it’s cold at 15,000 feet!) and was typically crafted in Army Air Corps brown. Commercially introduced not long after, it’s now a staple in male and female wardrobes. From embellishments to zipper detailing, and in leather to tech fabrics, there’s a multitude of styles to choose from.
Altuzarra Williams Leather Jacket
The soft leather and ruffle detailing of this biker add feminine detail to an otherwise classic style. With a band collar and snap down lapel. $2,490, barneys.com
Calvin Klein Shearling-Trimmed Crop Leather Jacket
The cropped silhouette, shearling trim, and belt at the waist make for the classic American leather jacket style perfect for pairing with just about anything, from denim to cocktail dresses. $3,195, barneys.com
Tom Ford Zip-Front Leather and Suede Hooded Biker Jacket
Crated of lamb leather and goat suede, this leather biker is anything but ordinary. Its angled zipper, silvertone snap hardware, zip cuffs, and drawstring hood are utilitarian yet stylish—features that make this a true investment piece. $5,490, bergdorfgoodman.com