A friend recently introduced me to the brand CARDIGAN. A New York based brand, founded by Lynne Hiriak, previous designer for Michael Kors and Derek Lam, she started the brand driven by her own love of cardigans. Owning over 200 cardigans herself, she always finds another reason to add a new one to her collection. She claims “A cardigan is a subconscious essential in every woman’s wardrobe”.
I have to say I’ve never really given my cardigans a great deal of thought, but indeed I own quite a few and I do take them for granted! They get slung on as an easy layering piece, dressed up or dressed down and I have quite some which have holes but are just too cosy to be thrown away. I think a cardigan ages with you, a bit like a pair of jeans, the more you wash and wear it the better it feels and looks.
I’m loving these images from the Lookbook, cosy winter cardigans and knits layered over tees and worn with denims or why not sequin shorts! Autumn is still some weeks away (hopefully) but it feels more welcoming with the idea of some chunky warm knits to wrap up in whilst taking that autumnal stroll in the woods!
all images CARDIGAN