Autumn Winter 2020/2021 Diversified Cables Craft Trend for Women’s Knitwear

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Cables add a heavy and soft touch to knitwear. The uneven surface adds depth. Different patterns, dense arrangements, bright color blocking, symmetry, checks and argyles add newness to cables.


In this season, heavy-gauge and fine-gauze are mixed to show different textures. Horizontal, vertical or diagonal cables are based on building structures. Holes and transfer stitches add movement and femininity.

Pieced Textures

Color blocking is popular currently. Traditional stitches are paired with tonal or contrast color blocking to offer a special aesthetic. Tuinch, Weekend By MaxMara uses geometrical patterns in earthy tones and nature green to show a folkloric feel. BARRIE emphasizes detailing. X stitches are presented through dimensional cables in transitional tones.

Color Blocking

The 3D textures of cables feel nonchalant. Fendi and Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini uses cables for placement art. Unique weaving, delicate jacquards and stitches, plus a reinvented folkloric aesthetic, underscore a feminine elegance.

Dissected Graphics

Alexander McQueen and Oscar de la Renta use elegant symmetry and refreshing tones together to offer a classical mood. Baum und Pfergarten presents cables in a left-right symmetry. Placement cables on cuffs are compact and strong, making a clear contrast with light purple.

Symmetrical Aesthetic

The directions of cables are much clearer. Weekend By MaxMara and Oscar De La Renta opt for diagonal cables which are elegant and unique. Claudia Li reinvents ribbed hems and uses frame-style cables to form a complete image.

Different Directions

Argyles and checks are seen on a solid sweater, adding depth and interpreting an elegant and modern design spirit. Marissa Webb and Massimo Dutti use loose silhouettes and neat textures to show a rigid feel.

Checks and Argyles

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The Forthright and Free Cutting Craft for Women’s Knitwear

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As people advocate a simple and comfortable lifestyle, the cutting craft of knitwear is gradually developing towards ready-to-wear, aiming to make life simple and efficient. Because of soft lines outside and firm lines inside and the neat cutting, women’s knitwear needs just silhouette change instead of decorations like jacquard, sequins and rhinestones. The neat and proper silhouette makes it favored by the lady style and the mature lady style.


Asymmetric collar tips are individual and fashionable. Compared with the past, it pays more attention to the contrast of colors and the outline. The concave-convex texture of stitches is the key research direction. The clear layers are quiet and restrained, forthright and sincere.

Diagonal Collar

The feature of sloping shoulder is asymmetry and imbalance. Different materials and cables arranged in different directions are combined to create unique clothing. The tensile space sense breaks the tedium of regular pullover, fit for early spring.

Sloping Shoulder

Layered match is reflected by the one-piece pullover. To avoid the heaviness of mock sleeves, knitwear in this season chooses light and comfortable scarf-style panels. Thus resting indoors and walking outdoors will be freer and more casual, and the bleak season becomes more flexible.

Layered Attached Panels

As a symbol of Hanfu, diagonal plackets are increasingly applied to women’s knitwear in the new season and become a major wind vane for the simple and sophisticated style. Neat diagonal cutting is elegant, simple, nonchalant, individual and calm with the help of plain colors and soft cashmere. Buttons can highlight the forthright and sincere feature.

Diagonal Plackets

Buttons replace regular stitching, and this technique is bolder in knitwear. Buttons in the shoulder and sleeves are casual, showing the free and diversified wearing styles. It’s also helpful for cutting details of simple and neutral style.


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The Silhouette Trend for Women’s Popular Knitwear Sweatshirts

Silhouette Trend for Women's Knitwear Sweatshirts

Vigorous and fashionable trendsetters of the new era have completely different thinking mode and brand-new lifestyle, and pay more attention to casual wearing experience and unique details. Sweatshirts with both comfort and fashion are the first choice for youngsters. Knitwear sweatshirts in the new season advocate the wearing experience of casual beauty with details as the main and the silhouette as the complementary. This report will elaborate main points of the trend from “layer contrast”, “spliced materials”, “layered sleeves” and “bracket-style sleeves”. This report also recommends comfortable and good-looking knitwear sweatshirts to help with the development of the young and casual style.

Women's Knitwear

The loose silhouette and neat bracket-style sleeves are main silhouette points of women’s knitwear sweatshirts in the new season, and can strengthen female temperament. The soft and tough lines and neat cutting show the fashionable sense of the wearer. Crisp bracket-style sleeves are combined with details to show the fashion and leisure temperament. The sweatshirt of Les Coyotes De Paris uses letters and slogans as topstitches. Simple but powerful outlines reveal the confidence and uniqueness, very representative.

Bracket-style Sleeves

Different from the flat color-blocking in previous seasons, knitwear sweatshirts in the new season advocates more layer changes. With the help of color-blocking, ruffles and layered fabrics display the layered sense of the item. Compared with simple color blocks, the space sense of the item is tensile and fully shows the youthful vitality. In order to avoid the heavy and thick sense of two pieces, lightweight yarns or small-scale panel are applied to design partially. The style of LOEWE is one of the best examples.

Layered Contrast

Spliced materials in the new season highlight the volume difference between knit fabric and woven fabric. The light woven fabric and knitwear with ribs are spliced together, suitable for early spring. The soft satin and lightweight cotton shirt fabric brings a layered sense together with knitwear. Neat cutting presents rich silhouette changes.

Spliced Materials

Sweatshirts with layered sleeves are fashionable and functional, and show the layered sense and the 3D sense. As a decoration in the neck, the slender scarf lengthens the visual proportion of the top body, and is suitable for casual occasion.

Layered Sleeves

Funny designs in cuffs emphasize both vision and touch contrasts brought by heavy-gauged 3D cables and the flat fabric. Color-blocking, shirring and ruffles show the individuality of sweatshirts, and are suitable for knit items or woven items.

Designs in Sleeves

Tapes with letters or ribs are more decorative in flat knitwear than previous seasons, which is clearly reflected in the chest and sleeves. The orderly arrangement of repetitive edge decorations and color-blocking strengthen the layered sense of sweatshirts, and give a nonchalant, free and casual beauty to modern urban females.

Decorative Edges


The Craft Trend for Women’s Color Blocking Knitwear

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Color blocking within the lady style is often combined with directional cuts styled with stitch motifs and panelling. Tonal colors, architectural structures, layouts and earthy tones elevate the modern urban femininity.


Checks play a key role for the lady style. Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu combine the achromatic chequerboard with large-scale color blocks to show nonchalance. Victoria Beckham and LOEWE use kwise and purl stitches to create the fluid effect.

Spliced Checks

The color-blocking borders are appealing. Bright colors at the front center, closure and sleeve make a statement. Ribs and tapes add volume and tactility. Stripes add a slim and chic effect.

Color-Blocking Outlines

The U shape is turned upside down to perfectly link the sleeve with shoulder for modern softness. JUZUI and Plan C use horizontal stripes and vertical textures to make a contrast. Slim and fitting shapes accentuate form. Julianna Bass opts for simple black knits and transparent threads to add a luxe effect.

Horizontal Stripes

Tonal or contrasting colors add depth and interest. The harmonious layout celebrates the delicate quality of modern urban women. YE’SbyYESIR opts for black and white stripes for transitioning which create an elegant and premium effect.

Diagonal Color Blocking

Geometric shapes are emphasized on tight base layers and cardigans. Victoria Beckham’s neat blocking at the sleeve, waist and body, the uneven surface at Balmain and Mugler, the color-blocking textures at Palmer Harding and J.W. Anderson are eye-catching.

Tight Blocking

The dresses at Giorgio Armani and Ricci Yummi feature architectural structures. Neat color blocks and the simple black and white contrast underline femininity. Rosetta Getty’s repetitive color blocks exude a classic and artistic feel and interpret the premium spirit of urban women.

Color-Blocking Dresses

Cable knitwear pieces at Pringle Of Scotland and See by Chloé feature black, white, grey and camel to create the understated twist. Ballantyne combines color blocking with reverse sewing to further the soft texture. Melange yarns, metallic yarns are contrasted against different stitches to add a premium effect.

Earthy Tones
Earth tone women’s sweater in 2020/2021 autumn winter

The Catwalk Analysis of Monse Womenswear Knitwear


Agricultural activities inspire the design philosophy of Monse 2020 S/S. Designers, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim, add simplicity to its symbolic deconstruction style. The embroideries of flowers and plants in the tight sweater reveal a natural sense like the cover of gardening magazines. The asymmetrical scarf skirt made of cotton with wide stripes is like the table cloth and napkin with fresh fruits and vegetables, scissors and knives on it. The appearance in the splicing fabric or comfortable knitwear strengthens the relaxing and joyful picnic atmosphere and life flavor.


In the background of agricultural activities in 2020 S/S, Monse prints fresh fruits in the smooth applique which is really natural and fresh with the help of cotton and linen. Under the philosophy of “No usual path. Not wearing well.”, items are layered. Soft color tones and quietly elegant black tassels display a relaxing rural atmosphere.


Monse turns deconstruction into elegant and avant-garde. And it makes use of plain and pure handicraft style to weave flowers and plants. The rough hand stitch combines the warm volume, fully displaying the rural charm of this season.

Handicraft Style

The bold cutout and neat cutting form the avant-garde deconstruction of Monse. The frayed effect like being torn and worn along with the flying bow tie in irregular cutting depict a leisure rural life picture far away from the crowded world to experience the true life.

Cutting Details

The letter slogans of Monse is scattered in a horizontal and vertical rule. And it lies in the opposite of the minimalist geometrics and numbers. The silhouette is exaggerated and avant-garde to form a casual lifestyle. Without needless artificial decorations and regulations, it displays a casual, free and romantic style unconsciously.


Monse is dedicated to make clothing layered and applies its symbolic twist better and younger. The cutting of sloping shoulder and the adjustable tabs leave some space for knitwear’s comfortable wearing experience and accentuate female soft body shape.

The Wild Twist




The Comprehensive Analysis of Benchmark Brands for Women’s Elegant Sentiment Knitwear

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Elegance is a life attitude. In women’s knitwear, Elegant Prosper, JUZUI and PSALTER show the simple and modern spirit. For A/W 19, Elegant Prosper took cues from the Forbidden City, and used designs to interpret China’s imperial aesthetic. JUZUI joined hands with Liu Tao to interpret resurgent elegance. PSALTER explored the poetic world to show the spirit of modern women.

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For A/W 19, Elegant Prosper took cues from the Forbidden City to combine oriental and western elements. Dragons and clouds are put on silky materials panelled with solid knits to add a contrasting and luxurious edge. PSALTER uses horizontal and vertical cable textures to enhance the feminine vibe.

Silky Materials

For A/W 2019, PSALTER took cues from reading and travelling to explore the inside and outside worlds for modern women. Baroque print, puppytooth and metallic accessories enhance the poetic preppy style. Elegant Prosper interprets the special and charismatic quality via chevrons in similar colors, and the stretching effect accentuates form.

Poetic Preppy

Elegant Prosper, JUZUI and PSALTER use elegant solid color and cuts to accentuate feminine form. Refined fine gauge creates layered textures. The gentle and soft layout shows a “trickling” effect.

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Delicate and utility aesthetics are key for modern women. Tight or loose shapes show a casual aesthetic. Contrasting stitches at the neck and cuff, the outline and lines made of dots add interest to the minimalist style.

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White, grey and camel create an elegant feel for lady brands. Elegant Prosper and PSALTER opt for nude pastels for A/W to add soft and elegant glamour. The smooth and even knits are combined with lightweight sheers and soft lace to show elegance and romance.

Subtle and Graceful Splicing sweater

For A/W 2019, pointelle is smaller and denser. In addition to PSALTER’s carving-like textures, Elegant Prosper and JUZUI use stitches to show the fresh and airy quality. With simple solid color, softness and power is mixed to show modern elegance.

Fresh Pointelle fashion sweater

The classic Chanel style is elegant and soft. PSALTER uses lightweight yarns and delicate stitches to show fashion and simplicity.

The Chanel Style

The theme of PSALTER’s A/W 19 collection is reading and travelling. Ideas, experiences and beauties are incorporated into garments.

Rhinestones fashion sweater

Neat cuts, contrasting trims, pearls and image buttons add interest. The solid, asymmetric or one-piece necks show confidence in modern women.

Simple Collars fashion sweater


Ladies’ Tenderness Craft Trend of Women’s Knitwear

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According to POP’s data about Top 100, Simple & Sophistication holds the majority. Simple and loose styles dominate in Top 10 of women’s knitwear. Details show a delicate style.

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According to Top lists in may , simple & sophistication held the majority; preppy style saw a rise; athleisure saw a decrease. Stitches and contrast colors stood out. Piecing was not as popular. Jacquard is also key.

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The colors of pared-back knitwear feel soft. Solid-color stitches are very common. Patterns made by different stitches with finer yarns feel delicate.

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Soft contrast colors or deep tonal colors are key for stitches. The change of color softens and prettifies lines. Molli uses binding on the armhole. Ribs and tapes for piecing are practical.

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The collars of women’s knitwear in May were more important. The two-layer collar forms a mock-layer effect, adding depth. Preen By Thornton Bregazzi’s added hood inside the crew-neck collar feels sporty and lively.

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The diagonal closure is more practical, and it can be adjusted according to temperatures. The diagonal design shows an asymmetrical aesthetic. The barely there effect on the collarbone offers a seductive quality. Big brands such as LOEWE, Giorgio Armani and Alexander Wang use zippers and fastenings to ensure the practical and interesting qualities of knitwear.

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The two-color contrast is often applied for simple&sophisticated women’s knitwear. Curved or zigzag lines are more creative for color blocking. The asymmetrical ombre tie-dye effect feels deep, and the brightness of color is low.

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