Claudia Schiffer wants to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. The German supermodel teamed with the knitwear brand TSE to create a 17-piece cashmere capsule of pullovers, pants, skirts, sweater dresses, and cardigans to keep you cozy as temperatures drop, now available starting at $450 at tsecashmere.com.
Her lineup channels the autumnal, nature-driven views of her home in rural England. "My collection is steeped in traditions," she told InStyle. "It's inspired by the pebble beaches, beautiful sunsets and fair isle sweaters worn by the local fishermen and shepherds." Hence, you'll find her own version of fair isle in sweater and sweater dress form, as well as tops with English countryside scenes on them, all of which she created in partnership with TSE creative director Tina Lutz. "Claudia's designs were a natural fit with TSE's aesthetic and her effortless style is apparent with each piece," said Lutz.
We caught up with Schiffer recently to learn more about the collection. Scroll down to find out why cashmere is glam, comfort is key, and sweater weather rules.
How would you describe your collection?
"The collection is timeless, effortless and chic with influences from the '70s. I love the sweater featuring the countryside that's called Autumn Lane ($795; tsecashmere.com). It is inspired by driving through the country lanes in the English Suffolk countryside. I love the painterly qualities of this piece, it also reminds me of one of my favorite painters, David Hockney."
Can sweaters be fabulous?
"Yes, absolutely! My collection adds a personal perspective of my surroundings and influences from my life in England."
Is sweater weather your favorite season?
"I love the ever-changing weather in England, which is very unpredictable. Cozy days in front of the fireplace are some of my favorite moments, however a warm sunny day beats everything. I try to make designs that work for all those occasions."
Is it true that even though you wear the fanciest of clothes, you still prefer a comfy sweater?
"My signature style is based around lots of classic separates like jeans, shirts layered under cashmere sweaters and lots of fun accessories. I need outfits that work from the school run to meetings!"
Do you come home and switch into these sweaters?
"I wear Heath ($750; tsecashmere.com), a timeless ribbed fisherman sweater with generous patch pockets for country walks with my family and our dogs and it is also super cozy when traveling for work to London."
Which is your favorite style?
"That would be the Sand Dune sweater ($1,250; tsecashmere.com), an aran style knit inspired by local fishermen."
The Claudia Schiffer for TSE collection is available now at tsecashmere.com.