As summer’s sizzling days transition into autumn’s crisp evenings, few pieces feel more chic and effortless than a cozy, sophisticated knit. Whether it’s a textured wrap thrown with stylish ease around your shoulders to enjoy al fresco dining, a high-neck sweater that looks perfect with your favorite denim, or a languid knit skirt that transitions beautifully from the office to evening, these are pieces that combine comfort with an undeniable polish.
Designer knits this fall season also seem imbued with a decided modernity, from youthful, sporty styling detailed with exposed midriffs to lush, textural options that also put an accent on sustainable handcraft. Ultimately the most luxurious and sought-after pieces among this season’s knitwear offer unexpected details crafted in the softest fibers, from virgin wool to alpaca to baby cashmere. Best of all, fall’s most fashionable knits are also highly versatile, from their wearability to the convenience of employing them as layering pieces to be dressed up or down as casual or divinely elegant.
From their love of handcraft to details steeped in heritage, these six designer labels have excelled with luxurious, modern knitwear you’re sure to covet. Wear them as seen on the Fall 2022 runways or add your own splash of style.
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Supremely soft baby cashmere yarn is used to craft Loro Piana’s Italian-made Mellbreak turtleneck, skirt and pants. Each piece is ribbed for easy layering and to create a beautiful balance of draping and curve-hugging appeal.
A polo shirt feels instantly youthful and modern in this cropped style by Miu Miu. Crafted in cotton and silk, the polo features a subtle perforated diamond openworked motif, with ribbed trim on the sleeves, collar and hem, while a knit logo patch adds a splash of vintage vibe.
A high side slit adds instant modernity to this ribbed-knit pencil skirt in a soft pebble hue from Brunello Cucinelli. Crafted in virgin wool, cashmere and silk, the skirt can be dressed up or down by adding soft or tailored layers.
Designing “staples women want to be wearing right now, myself included,” Stella McCartney designed this Italian-made tangerine knit coat with fringed hem, cuffs and collar to work for a wide variety of stylish scenarios. Prized for its soft, silky feel, alpaca wool was used to craft this cozy piece, while details include single-hook fastening and asymmetrical hem.
There’s a bit of on-trend Mod vibe about this cropped knit top and matching miniskirt in a cotton, polyester and wool textured knit by Salvatore Ferragamo. Both crafted using the mouliné technique of weaving different colors together to create one overall tone, these pieces are in a shade the Italian label has dubbed Golfo blue, derived from the deep azure hue of gulf waters. The cropped knitted top features a luxe ribbed detail on its crewneck collar, sleeves and hem, while the miniskirt is embellished with a pair of large patch pockets.
The graphic geometric details key to Giorgio Armani’s Fall/Winter 2022 ready-to-wear collection are highlighted in these separates crafted in a silk ribbed knit, seen here together to create a stunning ensemble with their splash of subtle metallic sheen. But with this cropped long-sleeve top with diamond-patterned sleeves and the maxi skirt with wide knit waist, you’re sure to also quickly realize how perfectly they’ll pair with other pieces in your wardrobe.