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Women’s Material Trends for Fall/Winter 2014/2015-DIY Reinvention

Simple DIY textures see a contemporary reinvention, infusing cozy ‘made-it-at-myself’ designs with contemporary shapes and luxe details.

Forecast and image courtesy: Trendstop

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Chunky yarns are worked into hand-knitted panels, making for a DIY appeal in oversized volumes. Pale colorways offer an intriguing spin on daywear styles, as seen in Bora Aksu’s neutral top, which pairs thick knit with furry shoulder panels. Xiao Li blows up a statement longline coatdress in pastels, while N21’s caramel tee sweat incorporates a luxe touch with a black beaded pocket.


Elsewhere, dark tones make for a rustic approach to evening dressing. Sportmax add interest to a V-neck sweat with a white streak panel, while Tess Giberson opts for a quirky wrap vest in moody sport stripes. Pringle of Scotland’s textured sweater elevates wooly stripes with luxe ostrich feather detail.

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Modern wovens incorporate crafted embroidery for a DIY chic, as a riot of colorful botanicals enlivens Fall/Winter wardrobes with a folky finish. Look to Vivienne Westwood’s bold bloom embroidery and Eudon Choi’s glittery floral shapes on striped grounds for inspiration. Elsewhere, Sister by Sibling’s statement sweater explodes in all-over 3D flowers.


As with Luxe Homespun Knits, this trend can be adapted to eveningwear occasions with dark grounds and opulent details. Preen by Thornton Bregazzi textures a wooly surface with bejeweled floral embellishment, while Antonio Marras opts for beaded tassels on tweed. Alberta Ferretti’s mesh design feels elegant with interruptions of black blooms


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