The newest sweaters for resort are pieced and patched. The patched effect can be as simple as color-blocked intarsias or as complex as a collage of mixed stitchery. Space-dyed or marled yarns add more dimension, as do fringed edges. The technique works for flat knits and ribs as well as chunky cables, and a stretch lace version shows that these can be interpreted in cut-and-sew as well. Patchworked leather bags and sandals complete the look.

Lorod Resort 2019
Stella McCartney Resort 2019
Ports 1961 Resort 2019
Alejanfra Alonso Rojas Resort 2019
Adam Lippes Resort 2019
Ports 1961 Resort 2019



Intarsia sweaters have long moved past sentimental holiday signifiers and pretend folklorists. The newest designs are big and bold, often showing off a craftiness that includes trailing threads or “reverse side” effects. Some sweaters mix intarsia with knitted appliqués or yarn embroideries, adding dimension to placed motifs.

Coach Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Dior Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Valentino Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Isabel Marant Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Calvin Klein Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Gucci Fall/Winter RTW 2018



Intarsia sweaters have officially lost their tacky “ugly Chistmas swater” stigma. The streets of fashion capitals are awash in knits with jacquarded graphics, most specifically Alberta Ferretti’s “days of the week” sweaters, Loewe’s sophisticated fair-isles, and Raf Simons’ oversized ‘I Love NY” pullover. These designer versions are all sold out, but new interpretations are sure to catch on for next fall.