The newest lineup from Santiago Knits – FW16/17 – offers a sensational mix of items that reflect sophistication with an urban twist. The designer’s intent is to empower women with versatility, confidence and attitude, and this season, as usual, his knitted pieces offer unsurpassed style coupled with remarkable comfort.
The vibe is flowy and fresh and the lightweight component only enhances the luxurious mood. The collection has a cohesive assortment of knit weighs allowing the pieces to easily transition as the climate changes throughout the year. Each of the pieces allows the wearer to step out with confidence. Whether she’s taking a leisurely stroll on the beach, sitting front row at a fashion show, or jetting off to a romantic lunch for two, this powerful woman can go through her day with ease and elegance.
Draped asymmetry is a staple for Santiago Knits, but the way it is utilized in this instance is clever and unique, especially if you pay attention to the savvy construction of the hemlines and necklines. Flowy capes, open front cardigans, cowl neck sweaters and sleeveless tops are casual, yet sophisticated. Bold piping, exposed zippers and other strategically placed details only add to the collections’ appeal.
The mix of silk, cashmere, viscose and linen spells luxury, comfort and durability. The inclusion of suede adds a touch of extravagance and originality, while the use of a soft and feminine wisteria stitch contributes to creating a balanced texture.
This season, the palette is inspired by nature – black, graphite, moss and oatmeal are at the forefront. These strategically chosen shades can be easily mixed and matched, or just as effortlessly layered to create a monochromatic ensemble.
1. One Sleeve Poncho – A cool and clever twist on the classic piece, this modern version has only one sleeve, but comes in four great colors.
2. Dart Tank – A definite upgrade from your old plain top thanks to the color-block feature and back pleats which add an element of surprise.
3. Suede Block Sweater – This stunning long-sleeve sweater offers standout style and flawless fit, plus its flowy, lightweight quality makes it perfect for a day of leisure.
4. Wear 2 Ways Ruana – Catch some envious glances in this elegant ruana that can be worn two ways – the distinctive piping and rich fabric add an air of luxury without the sky-high price tag.