Maison Martin Margiela Open Stitch Wool-Blend Cardigan

New in at Mr.Porter is this Open Stitch Wool-Blend Cardigan by Belgian fashion designer Maison Martin Margiela.

This navy wool blend cardigan is an outstanding piece of knitwear; details have been kept to a bare minimum, with Margiela relying solely on construction details to act as the main eye catching feature.

Margiela has done this by constructing the garment using an open stitch; by using a loose weave it allows the white thread to become visible, allowing it to become a feature in its own right by creating an almost de-constructed looking garment. Not only that, this garment is bang on trend – with mottled/flecked detailing being one of the major texture AND knitwear trends for autumn/winter 2011.

Other details include: A four front button fastening, ribbed hem and cuffs to keep the cold air out, and white woven collar.

Pair with a plain t-shirt and slim jeans on the weekend for real effortless cool, or dress it up with a pair of textured wool trousers, a gingham shirt and solid tie – the lapel style collar plays on the traditional blazer silhouette, giving you a contemporary smart casual outfit.

Available now at Mr.Porter – but be warned, quality and construction detailing like this does not come cheap.

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Maison Martin Margiela Open Stitch Wool-Blend Cardigan

Maison Martin Margiela Open Stitch Wool-Blend Cardigan

Maison Martin Margiela Open Stitch Wool-Blend Cardigan

Maison Martin Margiela Open Stitch Wool-Blend Cardigan