Have you ever seen an Angora goat? No? Well, the coat of this shaggy goat, which mostly resides in China, is so majestic that it’s no surprise mohair has become one of the most highly sought-after wools in recent seasons. While mohair is no newcomer — think Kurt Cobain’s iconic MTV Unplugged cardigan — the distinctive hairy material is coming into its own again, and with fall upon us, it’s the perfect textured topper for your layered fits.
While Cobain's legendary cardi fetched a wild $334,000 when it sold at auction, you don't need to drop that kind of cash to get a luxury upgrade to your fall/winter wardrobe.
From Marni's fan-favorite, bold striped mohair to understated excellence from Auralee, this selection shows the versatility of mohair sweaters and it’s a pretty strong argument in favor of mohair reigning supreme when it comes to the world of wool.
Keep scrolling to see the mohair sweaters we're copping this season.
Auralee Mohair Knit
Auralee is a newcomer to the Highsnobiety shop but we've welcomed its ethereally elegant pieces with open arms. This textured sweater boasts a beautiful pale blue hue to bring some pop to your fall layers.
Needles Plaid Cardigan
Needles opts for a simple checked motif on this black and purple mohair button-up cardigan. The Japanese label is famous for sourcing some of the finest materials available and this super-soft mohair is testament to that.
Moncler Striped Crewneck Sweater
While Moncler's signature jackets might be suited to mountain blizzards, this mohair sweater is definitely more at home in the chalet, relaxing by the fireplace.
Marni Striped Mohair Sweater
As if the texture of mohair wasn’t enough, Marni dives headfirst into a more-than-bold orange and purple color palette. We can’t look away.
Raf Simons Polkadot Sweater
Three-quarters of this Raf Simons sweater is understated. The final quarter, though, specifically the left arm, is far from it. Oversized polka dots on a yellow backdrop bring the fun — alongside the massive, oversized proportions we associate with Raf's collections.
Loewe Latticed Sweater
Loewe's ability to produce beautiful pieces across the board is astounding. From bohemian tie-dye drama for Paula's Ibiza to cottagecore bits like this latticed mohair sweater, no subgenre is uncatered for.
ERL Bowy Sweater
ERL was already gaining heaps of momentum, helped along by a certain Met Gala blanket, and the label's FW21 collection has only added to it. This gradient sweater is just the right blend of neutral and punchy.
Walter Van Beirendonck Color-Block Sweater
Beirendonck is no stranger to an eye-catching sweater so it's no surprise that the designer's take on the mohair staple comes in big, bright color blocks.
Moncler Intarsia Striped Sweater
A white rubber Moncler logo to the left arm is the only telling sign that this masterpiece is made by the French outdoor specialist. Oh, aside from the massive signature tricolor stripes.
Jil Sander Intarsia Sweater
An abstract geometric form attracts your attention to this simple piece by Jil Sander. The two-tone design uses space and color perfectly, proving that you don't need over-the-top detailing to catch eyes.
Charles Jeffrey Loverboy Homefront Cardigan
Charles Jeffrey Loverboy
Charles Jeffrey Loverboy has been on our minds ever since his FW21 collection dropped a couple of weeks ago. It's a breakout collection for the young designer, proving that if he's not already in your wardrobe, he should be.
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