Required Item: Graphic Knitwear4 September 2019
Shining a spotlight on the key products defining each season, END. presents an edit of AW19's transitional go-to: graphic knitwear.
Traversing new ground far beyond the simple stripes and fair isles of yesteryear, contemporary knitwear - particularly in the streetwear arena - is characterised by a distinctly graphic sensibility.
The cumulative result of new-luxury's logo determination and classic graphic tee culture converging with a desire to tap into a finer palette of textiles and yarns, graphic knitwear offers the best of both worlds to those ready to switch things up. Equal parts classic menswear and contemporary flex, a well curated selection of graphic knits provide the requisite foundation for a transitional style rotation to rival the best of them.
Running the gamut from the vibrant industrialism of Off-White to Raf Simons' exaggerated silhouettes to the iconic stripe insignia of Thom Browne, END. explores the best graphic knitwear AW19 has to offer in the next of this season's Required Item edits.
Combining his penchant for industrial colours and distressed details, Virgil Abloh's knitwear offering at Off-White is always graphic by design.
A statement oversized knit delivers on style and comfort and this mohair offering from Jil Sander is an option to reach for time and time again.
Raf Simons pushes the boundaries of menswear silhouettes for AW19 with an exaggerated iteration of the classic logo knit.
Thom Browne's graphic sensibility starts with his iconic tri-colore stripe but goes one step further with this patchwork take on the classic cardigan.