Though I’m approaching my eighth anniversary in the Big Apple (how did that happen?!), my personal style is a stark contrast to that of the stereotypical New Yorker you hear about on television who “only wears black.” In fact, I think I own under a dozen pieces in the edgy shade — which is saying a lot, considering my closet is nearly at max capacity. Instead, I gravitate toward cheery colors and attention-grabbing prints, especially during the colder months to keep my spirits high. So, unsurprisingly, the season’s space-dyed knit trend is right up my alley. Created from strands of yarns dyed multiple shades to make a pattern, the technique feels like an elevated, less expected alternative to tie-dye.
The eye-catching design element first piqued my interest during Spring/Summer 2022 fashion month, where the runways were full of the punchy and playful gradient motifs. For instance, Bevza’s approach included a soft baby blue set, while Missoni revealed an abstract, midriff-baring take on the treatment. And personally, I loved Jonathan Simkhai’s mood-boosting sunset-hued dresses, pictured below, best. So needless to say, I’m riding the space-dyed knit train straight through winter into warmer weather.
Ahead, find 10 styles on my radar (and in my virtual cart).