Lowie – Luxurious Winter knits

One of my favourite UK brands at the moment is the luxury knitwear company Lowie. Taking the finest soft wools, Lowie’s knitwear is hand-knitted, hand sen and often hand- embroidered, taking the finest traditions of handicrafts from across the world, and using them to create totally wonderful modern clothes and accessories that have a decidedly vintage slant.

Lowie already have a celebrity following who have been enticed by the softness of the wool that is combined with bright, funky colours that can lift the darkness coat into serious style territory. Lily Cole, Fearne Cotton and Luella Bartley are all fans of the label, which is becoming one of the gems of British fashion. Here are some of my key picks from the A/W 2012 collection, a collection that should be on the top of everyone’s Christmas gift list, whether to give, or to receive.

If there is one thing you should buy from Lowie this year, it is a hat. Can you believe it is still only September and I am already wearing mine. I love my Lowie yellow Virgin Cable Wool beret because it is so soft and very pretty. It always gets the attention and lots of fab comments, and unlike many wool hats that I have worn in the past, this doesn’t itch like mad. It looks fabulous worn with black, but I also love to colour clash this with lots of reds, purples and cobalt blues.

Virgin Wool Cable Beret - Yellow £42 click to visit Lowie

The Merino Wool latice scarf is a real touch of vintage style elegance. If you are one of those people who have too much scarfage and don’t know what to do with it, this is the design for you. The lattice fastening means that you simply pull this over your head to wear it. You can wear this very neatly tucked into your coat as it will not be bulky, but I prefer it worn loose as it is just so pretty. Think 1940s style chintz and you get the idea of this wonderful design.

Merino Roses Lattice Scarf £65 click to visit Lowie

My final pick are the Turkish colourful socks, which are not only really fun. but multi-functional too. These could be worn as bedsocks, they are thick enough to keep your feet warm on even the coldest of winter nights. But I really like wearing these underneath my wellies for the school run. Wellies are great for keeping feet dry, but they are notoriously cold and so I often resort to two pairs of socks underneath. You don’t need to do that with these socks. I’ve added them to my Christmas list for my sister-in-law, who skies, as I think these would be perfect under snowboots too.

Turkish Colourful Socks £20 click to visit Lowie

To view all the wonderful items Lowie has to offer this season, please click here to visit Lowie. Look out for further Lowie reviews next month.

Fashion accessories which always work

Creating a unique and impeccable outfit is a big challenge especially with regard to accessories. The reason for that is simple: Some accessories just do not fit the personal style and one has to change them with every outfit. Yet, there are also some fashion items which always work as accessories because they do not simply look gorgeous and timeless, but also fulfill a function beyond embellishing their wearer.

Trends 2012/2013

It is always worth looking at what key designers and celebrities have created and worn at the latest fashion shows in order to find the perfect functional accessory for oneself. Two women who have roused attention this year are Kate Bosworth and Victoria Beckham. In Kate’s collection, bags play an important role. Indeed, you cannot go wrong with these trustworthy companions no matter what you are wearing. They keep the purse, the mobile phone and the makeup safe inside and individualize the personal look through either classic leather cuts and twists or colorful prints. Another accessory which needs no excuse at all is a wristwatch. There are classic designer pieces like luxurious Omega watches which embellish the wrist and are always ready to tell their wearer the time at one glance. The jewels, the silver and golden watch cases, the leather straps and the classic designs of these timepieces also have a further advantage: They are often not immediately perceived as accessories, but add an air of seriousness to the wearer.

Functional fashion

As accessories can be functional, fashion can be functional too. In the approaching winter seasonal scarves, gloves and hats in bi-colored patterns will be keeping many people’s necks, hands and heads warm. Since these can be exchanged and combined in various ways, these fashion items can be viewed as perfect accessories as well.

 

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Luxury from Lowie..Plus a special 20% discount.

A few weeks ago I wrote about Lowie, a great British super-luxury knitwear brand that I fell in love with at the Forward PR press day. I was really happy by the response to the article, especially on the Facebook and Twitter feeds, where it seems that everyone was taken with the beautiful vintage chic knits in a fab range of colours.

With the festive season fast approaching, I thought now would be a perfect opportunity to unveil my Lowie perfect Christmas picks, along with a fantastic 20% off discount code exclusive to Fashion-Mommy readers. Here are my favourite picks from a truly scrumptious collection.

Antique lace, vintage buttons and a gorgeous raspberry colour..I am totally in love with these fingerless gloves. Fabulously frivolous and totally girlie!

Mohair Lacy Fingerless – Magenta £38 click to view

This stripy boatneck jumper just appeals to the 1930s love affair I’m having at the moment. Add wide leg trousers and stacked shoes for a totally glamorous daytime look.

Stripy Boatneck Top – Blue £98

How sexy is this crochet back sweater? I just love the fact this makes the back the new erogenous zone.

Crochet Panel Sweater – Blue £128 click to view

Gorgeous colour, hand knitted in the softest wool, this beret is just about the cutest, cosiest hat I’ve seen this winter. This colour is my favourite, but you will find a whole host of other colours on the Lowie website.

Virgin Wool Cable Beret – Mint £42 click to visit Lowie

Tomorrow sees another exciting day for Lowie has they open their first festive pop-up shop. This is based in St Martin’s Courtyard, Covent Garden and will be open daily from November 24th until Tuesday 3rd January. So, if you are in London over this period I would say this is definitely worth paying a visit.

But if you can’t get to London…Fear not…

 

Happy shopping!