The word of the season is 'oversized'. The bigger the better. It just means getting dressed just got easier: one item covers all, well nearly.
We've been a fan of this AW16 collection since we saw it at Pitti Uomo at the beginning of the year. Handmade in Hackney by knitwear designers Anna Wilkinson and Lindsay McKean, Cats Brothers is known for its quirky crochet and colourful knits. Putting the craft into fashion, their pieces are ingrained with humour and style and feel more art-piece than yet another fashion item with a creature or icon.
Credits - Red Monkey Jumper, Oversized Black & White Jumper, Tiger Bag - Cats Brothers, Tracksuit Bottoms - Lyle & Scott, Velvet Trainers - Russell & Bromley
Shot by Robin Forster on OlympusPEN
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There's a rediscovery of the space race at the moment. It could be Major Tim Peake's stay at the International Space Station or the recent exhibition at the Science Museum of Soviet Cosmonauts and their extraordinary journey into space that has inspired this rediscovery of retro futurism.
Always one with his finger on pulse, J.W. Anderson, has a Laika-like intarsia jumper for all of us wannabe spacemen. Laika was a Soviet space dog who became one of the first animals in space, and the first animal to orbit the Earth in 1957. Amazingly she was a stray found on the streets of Moscow. Now, that's an inspirational journey!
Left & Below - J.W. Anderson - Space Dog Intarsia-Knit Sweater - £625 (From MatchesFashion.com)
Designers use the terms 'ombré' and 'degradé' to describe this graduated colour effect, while the high-street just cuts to the chase and opts for 'dip-dye' .
However you want to call it, it looks great in knitwear - as pictured here - and in particular in this grey.
American brand, Vince, is perfect if you're a messy eater, while M&S has the reverse effect, ideal for disguising a bit of belly.
Left - Vince - Wool/Casmere Ombré Pullover - £215 From StyleBop