2009's AW season was to be the one to remember. The one which would mark my prising myself away from my countless slimline v-necks and basic slouchy cardis to embrace the knit of the more unusual kind, chunkier or bulkier, mohair instead of merino. Countless receipts detailing purchases of the former go some way in telling me this didn't quite happen.
Nevertheless, as we move ever closer to SS10 a second chance is proffered. Yes, you heard right, it appears designers are now acknowledging the fact that the Irish population no longer experience the elusive "Summer" and are forever more in desperate, year-round need of wool to warm them. The thoughtful designers in question are, of course, the ever-aware Rodarte sisters.
Granted these are still slimline but I'm fairly sure they tick the 'unusual' box what with all that brightly coloured distressing.
Ignoring the fact that these are to be sold at the thoroughly disgusting price of $2,760 (and as the observant Adrien Field has observed, are only half-way there jumpers), they're the perfect opportunity for knitwear experimentation - draped over a fitted white vest, or au naturel under a skinny black blazer.
FYI, friends, family and wildly generous fans-of-the-blog, Christmas 2010 is only 360 days away....
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Images from The Field Notes