Knitwear overload – Francisco Costa’s AW14 collection offered knitwear aplenty, in a multitude of textures, colours and wools. From hand-stitched contrasting panels to oversized knitted jumpers teamed with loose-fitting knitted culottes, the conventional norms of knitwear were explored in an experimental manner.
Layer upon layers:
Thickly woven knitted panels were juxtaposed with sheer under-layers, long jumpers with exaggerated necklines were layered over mid-length knitted skirts and mohair outerwear was worn over white rib-knit lengths.
Stand out look:
A two-tone fiery peach mohair coat, with wide lapels and a subtle stripe. Sitting just above the ankle boot, the coat had rough frayed edges and was fastened with pins.
Oversized safety pin fastenings on peach and moss coloured mohair and clear perspex-link chains worn both around the waist and neck.
How they wore it:
With attitude. They may have been wearing feminine shapes and silhouettes, but the models stomped down the runway in heavy lace-up boots, giving the collection an androgynous edge.