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NYFW AW20 trends: Get knitting

Sandra Halliday
19 February 2020

Knitwear is always a star story for autumn/winter collections and this season seems to be no different. In New York, designers embraced it as a way to make us feel cosy and cocooned with a look back at traditional forms and an almost-handknit feel for many pieces.

This could be seen in the proliferation of patterned knits where designers hand-craft stylised florals, fair isles or Nordic patterns that had more than touch of Hygge about them.

Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta, Longchamp, Red Valentino, See by Chloé

NYFW Trends AW20

Michael Kors, Longchamp, Red Valentino, Tory Burch, Tory Burch

Chunky sweaters with a nod to Arran styles came in winter whites and creams, soft pales or steel grey with a focus on texture such as traditional cables and other complex patterns. Som elf these pieces were all-encompassing, acting almost as coat replacements.

NYFW AW20 Trends

Marc Jacobs, Coach, See by Chloé, Kate Spade, Red Valentino

And that old favourite, the cardigan, made a comeback as a jacket replacement. Simply shaped, with a round neck and boxy shape or in a varsity style, it reflected the trends of the season coming in cables, tweeds, Nordic patterns and cosy yarns.

Visit our Trends section to track all of the trends for AW20 across the major Fashion Weeks.

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