Toronto Fashion Week: Line Knitwear Fall 2014

LINE knitwear has been pushing knitwear possibilities since they began in 2000, but this season, designers John Muskat and Jennifer Wells created an elegant, refreshing take on knits. Inspired by the marvels of the woods, Muskat and Wells intensified the bold colours in nature and painted the runway pink with their colorful Fall collection. From textures, to shapes and hues, LINE carried brilliant features into a typically bleaker season.

Various shades of pink were presented throughout with hues of rose, fuchsia and shades of dark scarlet in assorted textures from leather, angora, silk and more.

Fuzzy angora knits were a clear key feature. Angora tube shawls cascaded over models’ shoulders and were paired with silk bodysuits, matching angora pencil skirts, atop matching angora knits and even hugged outerwear. A cobalt blue angora knit short set seemed to be one of the most talked about look in the collection. Jackets ranged from knit dusters to leather bombers and wool moto cropped jackets.

Adorning the Fall collection, ear cuffs, metallic eyes, pink lips and impossibly high pumps emphasized the already lady-like assemblage.

The leather pencil skirt was justly prominent in the show with asymmetrical slits offered in mint, pink, scarlet and ivory, but leather wasn’t the only texture fashioned in a form-fitting midi. Sheer burnout fabric featuring zipper accents was presented in the same, sexy silhouette. Crop tops and mini skirts were uniformly displayed to establish a cheeky, feminine shape. 

It is a challenge to illustrate elegance and effeminacy with head to toe knits, but LINE knitwear piled on the layers to pull it off for Fall ’14 with a refreshingly wearable, warm and cozy collection.

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All images by: George Pimentel / Getty Images for World MasterCard Fashion Week

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