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As the temperature continues to drop

there’s no denying that winter weather has arrived.

Yet the chill factor is cause for a dress celebration.

Winter wear (WW)  hots up with the singular

item of clothing that heralds in the season:

the wooly jumper.

Make it a statement piece.

(images from style.com):

sweater sensations, a/w 2013 

Alexander Wang (NY):  hooded – for coverage of head and body

A Detacher (NY):  enveloped in oversized comfort

Back (Stockholm):  badge collection displayed

Christian Wijnants (Paris):  voluminous sleeved tricolour sweater dress

Cotoo (Japan):  demure, dainty, delicate

Vladimir Karaleev (Berlin):  layering – men’s cropped jumper

over a lightweight jacket

Elena Crehan, Central Saint Martins- MA graduate show, (London):  all aplomb

Walter Van Beirendonck (Paris):  loosely defined geometric shapes

fun fringes

Z Zegna (Milan): form-fit, diamond pattern, thumb isolation

Umit Benan (Milan):  rust/orange jumper

cranberry red wool executioner’s hood … optional