It’s that kind of September—when a mood for change, tinged with nostalgia—has us reaching for our favorite cozy layers at the first sign of cooler temps. After months spent indoors, the arrival of sweater weather feels like a breath of fresh air—and nothing cures a case of cabin fever quite like the promise of new knitwear.
For fall 2020, our designers found comfort in recasting traditional wardrobe staples through a contemporary lens. Evoking memories of bucolic weekends in the countryside, the return to heritage-inspired dressing can be chalked up to our collective need for the familiar in the face of uncertain times. With this in mind, we took our new collection on a trip upstate. Providing a simple answer to fall’s what-to-wear question is a series of classic knits with a twist.
New day, same knits. The country’s kick-back mood calls for a comfy sweater dress and a cashmere Travel Wrap that doubles as a blanket for cool mornings on the porch. Keep your slippers and socks on to take it from day to night to, well, back to bed again.
Just because you’re in the country, doesn’t mean you can’t paint the proverbial town red. The primary color of the moment is warming up fall’s wooly knits. Case in point is a can’t-miss-it cashmere crewneck finished with hand-applied popcorn cables.
The new turtleneck is anything but basic in styles that are covered-up, not buttoned-up. Grounded with all-weather boots, a sleek midi dress is a chic foil for a rustic retreat. Elsewhere, raglan sleeves take an otherwise traditional turtleneck to cool new heights.
Amid the familiar cashmere knits weaving together the fall collection, there was one new cold comfort that stood out above the fray: organic cotton bouclé. Soft and sustainable, it adds warmth sans bulk, leaving room to play with scale and proportions.
Those on the hunt for the perfect sweatshirt need look no further. This season, the utilitarian uniform of choice got a cool upgrade, thanks to a reverse camo print that lends the off-duty staple an authentic, lived-in feel. In khaki green, it blends in quite nicely with a matching scarf and beanie, while the pretty (but tough!) pastel lilac is made to stand out