While sweaters have always been a wardrobe staple, Irina Shaposhnikova is changing the look of this classic by making heaving yet transparent knits.
The long looks by Irina Shaposhnikova feature bulky stringed knits overtop a transparent layer, making for a great new twist on warm-weather wear.
Irina Shaposhnikova’s looks are available online for sweater lovers everywhere.
Implications - Casual style cues such as layering and draping have bubbled up to the mainstream as time-crunched consumers increasingly demand comfortable fashion that is suitable for them to wear all day long. Knitwear, which is typically only worn during winter, has been transformed into a warm-weather layering staple by using lightweight fabrics and looser weaves.
Irina Shaposhnikova's Hot Knitted Styles for Fall 2009
1. Transparent Knits - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore the use of transparent fabrics and layering techniques in knitwear to create new and unique designs.
2. Casual Layering - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop comfortable and versatile knitwear options that can be layered for all-day wear, catering to time-crunched consumers.
3. Warm-weather Knitwear - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Experiment with lightweight fabrics and looser weaves in knitwear to create garments suitable for warm-weather layering.
1. Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Introduce new knitwear designs that incorporate transparent fabrics and casual layering techniques to meet the demand for comfortable and stylish clothing.
2. Textile - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop innovative lightweight and breathable fabrics suitable for warm-weather knitwear, expanding the options available in the textile industry.
3. E-commerce - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Create online platforms that offer a wide range of trendy and fashionable knitwear options, catering to sweater lovers worldwide.