As one of the world’s finest wool fibres, cashmere is as chic and sophisticated as it is soft and utterly warm. Taking classic knitwear to the next level, anything rendered in cashmere is guaranteed to become a sartorial mainstay in the cold months, whether it’s a favourite cardigan, some cashmere sweat pants, or even a pair of simple socks. An essential piece of the winter wardrobe puzzle, cashmere is back and better than ever this season with a raft of local and international designer options to suit any style or need. Here, we round up our picks of the new cashmere cohort, so that you can add a sumptuous twist to your winter looks.
There really is a kind of cashmere to suit any kind of taste or body shape, ranging from uber-feminine sweaters in soft, pastel tones, to basic but chic base layers, to structured overcoats in darker, more severe tones. Here, we recommend taking a layered approach — a sweater-vest or a cardigan for everyday pursuits, paired with some outerwear for when it’s time to venture out of the house.
Is there anything more luxurious than wrapping yourself in a cashmere scarf or putting on some soft socks at night? Beyond their style credentials, cashmere accessories have the ability to add extra warmth when needed and are the perfect finishing touch to any winter look.
Of course, cashmere is as much for men as it is for women, and this season there are a number of sleek, elegant pieces for the guys to fold into their sartorial repertoire. From simple sweaters to elevated lounge pants and a half-zip or two, the cashmere menswear is a study in quiet luxury.