Swedish knitwear designer Lars Andersson is a new name on my radar, so I jumped at the opportunity to attend his Autumn/Winter 2014 runway presentation. Held at the The Refectory at The High Line Hotel, and hosted by the lovely folks over at Exposure USA (hey Julian!), Lars’ collection consisted of offerings for both men and women. He was most inspired by a recent meditative trip to Nepal, mainly that of the Pashupatinath Temple, and traditional dress of the people, Andersson crafted masterful tailored and draped knitwear for next fall. The color palette consisted of muted black and light grey, with deep bordeaux, navy, and aubergine to complement.
The ladies looks were relaxed yet sexy, featuring skin skimming lighter weight knits, mainly that of loungy pants, asymmetrical-hem cardigans, and loose-flowing skirts. The monochrome look up top was my absolute favorite as it is completely wearable to me, yet statement worthy. More of my favorite looks for ladies below.
The men had complementary looks to the ladies, in heftier knits layered over finer knit tops with many belted elements. They were paired with simple black skinny jeans and black Doc Martens boots for a rocker edge. My favorite men’s look is below; I love the silhouette of this cardigan and believe it can be pulled off by many.
The masterful draping and color-blocking can definitely cross into androgynous territory, but masculinity was maintained throughout. The versatility of the collection was the star of the show. By showing all of the knits layered, as a possible buyer or consumer, you were given endless opportunities of outfit options. More favorite men’s looks below.
Overall, I really enjoyed the collection as I believe all of the looks are completely wearable across all personal-style tastes. I will definitely be keeping my eyes open for more from Lars Andersson!
*Photos courtesy of Exposure USA