6 best women’s sweaters in 2021, according to fashion experts

What is the best fabric for sweaters?

Here are the seven best fabrics and blends the fashion pros say you’re most likely to come across while shopping for sweaters.

Sweaters made with natural materials

While you shop, you’ll find these four materials in both organic and recyclable variations.

  • Wool: 100-percent wool sweaters get a bad rep for being itchy, and Christian Juul Nielsen, creative director of contemporary womenswear brands AKNVAS and Herve Leger, suggested an easy fix to “make the wool a lot softer and lighter:” Opt for wool sweaters blended with at least 20 percent polyamide, a synthetic material often found in activewear in the form of nylon.
  • Cashmere: According to designer Victor Li, “good cashmere is delicate and as soft as silk.” The New York-based designer calls the luxury fabric “one of the finest types of wool” because it helps regulate body temperature, and “recycles
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Global Fashion Group Bets 2020’s Online Shopping Boom Is Set to Last

A Lamoda delivery. Collage by BoF.

Global Fashion Group SA, a fashion retailer with ambitions to emulate European giant Zalando SE in emerging markets, has made a big bet that the pandemic-fuelled boom in online shopping is here to stay.

The Luxembourg-based company has channeled much of its 2020 windfall into infrastructure by building new warehouses or expanding existing facilities in six of the nine markets where it operates fulfilment centres, co-chief executive officer Christoph Barchewitz said in an interview.

Like Zalando, Global Fashion’s largest shareholder is Kinnevik AB, which invests in online businesses spanning wine to classifieds worldwide. While Global Fashion’s customers currently place orders just 2.5 times per year, Zalando’s rate is almost twice that, Barchewitz said, and the share of the population served in each of his markets is just about 1.5 percent, a fraction of the Berlin-based retailer’s.

“That shows where we want to go,” the

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These 5 Designers Are Releasing Limited Edition Pieces for New York Fashion Week

Gregory P. Daily

It’s no surprise that New York Fashion Week looks a little different this year. It only takes a quick glance at the schedule to discover that the majority of shows will be live streamed, with a few timed lookbook releases and even fewer offsite shows in the mix too. So, in lieu of a typical season, designers are thinking outside of the box. As just one example, take Jason Wu, Rodarte, Prabal Gurung, LaQuan Smith, and AARMY— all of whom have each designed limited-edition pieces in a new shopping-focused initiative called NYFW: The Drops, launched in collaboration with IMG.

“Living through a pandemic has been really challenging for all of us, but I am so proud of the creativity I’ve seen and how the industry has really come together during this challenging time to support the fashion community,” designer Jason Wu tells Vogue. “I think it is vital that

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9 Outdated Spring Fashion Trends and 9 We’re Wearing Instead

Gregory P. Daily

When it comes to a brand new season, there’s a lot to digest. Luckily for you, it’s our job as editors to watch the latest runway shows, chat with insider fashion experts, and know what’s in the pipeline for retailers. Long story short, we study up on all things fashion for work so that you don’t have to. So, if you’re wondering what our thoughts are on the coolest pieces to buy right now, we have you covered.

Curious to know Who What Wear editors’ thoughts on the top trends for the months ahead and the outdated spring fashion trends they’re skipping for 2021, I asked them to share their unfiltered thoughts. Ahead, our team is diving into the must-buy items on their spring shopping lists they can’t wait to slip into, as well as the pieces they’re putting on the back burner—at least for right now.

Skipping: netting

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