Wednesday 26 June 2019

Darren Kennedy: Statement sweaters

Stay on message with graphic garments

Versace AW18
Versace AW18
Oversized Monopoly Sweater, €25.95 Zara
Tom Ford
Blake Lively
Sweatshirt with embroidery, €39.99 H&M
Christopher Shannon Zippo Instarsia jumper, €127 www.wrongweather.net
Balenciaga Ville Leather Crossbody Black, €1,290 Brown Thomas

Darren Kennedy

The logo tee has been having a bit of a moment recently, thanks in part to Vetements' now-iconic DHL T-shirts.

The pace has accelerated even more now, as fashion's much-loved penchant for minimalism makes way for unabashed and unapologetic messaging - offering escapist fantasy in turbulent times. Who said fashion isn't political? Japanese brand Sacai showcased an innovative take on the cable-knit, cast with electric blue and eye-popping yellow, while Louis Vuitton also featured the trend, as did Off White with its much-talked-about Bart Simpson sweater. However, if you're in the market for a graphic logo sweater, then the undisputed king is Christopher Shannon, who has been championing the trend for years. Make a bold statement in one of his instantly recognisable sweaters to immediately catch attention. 

Wish list

Ville leather crossbody bag, €1,290, Balenciaga, Brown Thomas

One for the boys

Give your morning routine the wake-up call it needs with Tom Ford's Oud Wood Shower Gel. Invigorate your senses while gently cleansing the skin with this gel infused with rare oud wood - one of the world's most expensive ingredients - with notes of rosewood and cardamom lending it a smoky accord, while tonka bean and amber add a warm base. The ideal jolt to the senses. €50, Brown Thomas

Top Tip

So you've got yourself an oversized statement sweater but you're not quite sure what to do with it? Try tucking it into a metallic skirt and finishing the look with biker ankle boots to nail early autumn dressing.

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