This Is Why the Turtleneck Should Be Your Next Purchase
It's hard to even talk about the fall/winter 2015 collections at New York Fashion Week without mentioning turtlenecks. The high-neck knit has literally been on every single runway in some form or fashion. Both fine-knit and chunky cable turtlenecks have been spotted worn in the traditional sense, paired with skirts or pants and layered under coats. But we're also seeing t-necks rendered in unexpected prints and silhouettes, like playful stripes or with exaggerated funnel-like collars. With that said, we rounded up our faves thus far.
Donna Karan cemented the DKNY girl's New York uniform when she gave the classic a modern twist (above, left), while Victoria Beckham revealed her soft side with a line-up of fluid pieces that she offset with cocoon coats and chunky knits (center). Designing duo Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty of Suno carried directional stripes over from the skirt to the sweater (right).
At Thakoon, the designer played up the t-neck with electric aqua stripes that popped from under an embroidered deep-V shift (above, left). Wes Gordon made his into a sweater dress and worked his monochromatic magic by layering it with a matching fur topper and dark gray trousers (right).
Joseph Altuzarra punctuated his sexy-sophisticated fall/winter 2015 collection with touches of softness like candy-colored fur, sweet ruffles, and chunky pastel turtlenecks (above, left). Mara Hoffman cold-proofed an abstract-print cut-out dress with a fine neutral layer underneath (right).
Prabal Gurung elevated cozy oversize turtleneck knits and parkas with sexy dangerously high slit skirts, and Alexander Wang sent out a parade of Goths, each clad in all-black with ball chain-studded necks.