The impending cold weather has definitely got me lusting for some warm and cozy winter treats, that's why I'm head over heels for the fantastic knit creations of Brit, Simone Shailes. Shailes is this year's L'Oréal Professional Fashion Design Award winner, and the girl definitely knows how to do it right. With a masters in Knitwear from Central Saint Martins, Shailes creates bold looks, making beautiful loops and folds with her handwoven textile. The contrast between the soft, yet structured knits and the metal fasteners is wonderfully balanced and absolutely delicious. As I mentioned a little while ago, knits are definitely making their way back into our hearts (and closets!), but the days of the plain jane sweaters of yesteryear are long gone. This season is all about standout pieces with interesting silhouettes and impeccable details. I definitely recommend investing in an unusual, statement knit piece. Not only is it a work of art, but it can be worn often and stylized in a million different ways, and in this economy- versatility is key.
For more information, visit Shailes' website here.
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