Autumn/Winter 2015 Trends: From Catwalk to Cast On
Every season we like to keep you updated with what’s trending on the catwalk and the high street so that you can create handmade garments tailored to your style as well as the current trends. Jenni talks us through what graced the catwalks and patterns to get the looks…
From left to right: Zimmerman, Burberry Prorsum, Ralph Lauren
Thought the seventies was a thing of the past? It’s here to stay with 2015 being the year of the seventies and Autumn/Winter ruling with shades of the seventies. The high street is already teeming with pieces inspired by the trend. We’re thinking cosy cardigans, cropped high neck sweaters and a pinch of crochet.
This cardigan by Carrie Bostick Hoge gives knitters the ultimate freedom! It includes instructions for long and short body lengths, three different body shapes (fitted, A-line, or none), fitted or bell-shaped sleeves, simple or shaped neckbands, and patch or inset pockets. We love the wide sleeves style as it gives that touch of seventies glam.
Rowan’s latest and much sought after Magazine 58 is teeming with fashion forward knitwear designs. Seventies shading and styling shines throughout and we especially love these patterns!
3. Tang Top by Sarah Hatton
High neck, sleeveless tops are all over the high-street this season and a the lace work in this pattern by Sarah Hatton nods to seventies knitwear. We’d use a cream shade and pair it with fun flared jeans.
Don’t forget to accessorise! We’re going for a bit of seventies style crochet with this design featured in The Fine Art Accessories by Rowan.
From left to right: Tracey Reese, Balmain, J W Anderson
From the 70s we step right into the 80s, with the decade making a striking comeback. It’s all about oversized shapes in bright, jewel tones.
This raglan jumper featured in Simply Knits by Debbie Bliss has a bright design that takes us right back to the 80s. We love the shape of this jumper too – not too fitted, not too baggy. Plus, its high neck puts it right on trend.
2. Abstract by Boadicea Binnerts
Cables, cables, cables! You’ll be seeing them a lot this season. If you’re a cable lover you’re going to LOVE this pattern… can you count how many there are? The electric blue shade gives a perfect nod to an 80s pallete.
The 80s was all about oversized shapes and so is 2015. A cozy collar and fitted shoulders gives it that modern edge, like this jumper in Quirky by Kim Hargreaves.
From left to right: Ralph Lauren, Roksanda, Louis Vuitton
Warm, fluffy faux fur is the go-to fibre for womenswear this A/W. Think fuzzy gillets, cozy coats and fluffy scarfs. The fluffier the better!
1. Exclusive Colour Block Scarf by Erika Knight
2. Wolfpack Jacket and Penny Lane Collar by Two of Wands
This fluffy gillet in the Rowan Big Accessories book is great for adding a touch of cozy to your everyday wear.
From left to right: Etro, Chloé, Tom Ford
With influences from the seventies, patchwork ponchos are a must-knit this season and who doesn’t love a comfy poncho?
1. Geometric Weave Poncho by Rowan
2. Sunset Echo by Lena Fedotova
We featured the Sunset Echo crochet shawl in our newsletter recently and it went wild! It’s no surprise considering its eye-catching design and simplicity. Plus,it’s right on trend for the season!
3. Persian Dreams by Jenise Reid
Persian dreams is one of our best-selling patterns. It’s by NO means a quick knit but its incredibly delicate patchwork design draws knitters in again and again.
What will you be casting on this Autumn/Winter?
Last updated: October 5th, 2015.