Raf Simons recently presented his first collection as Prada's joint Creative Director. And although Miuccia Prada and Raf's co-envisioned collection saw some standout coats, shoes, and accessories grace a crowd-less and bright yellow room, it was the following Q&A with the pair that was the real highlight.
During the chat, Raf sported a baggy wool sweater, the type of oversized design that's played signature motif of the Belgian designer for decades. Not only does Simons himself wear exaggeratedly large pieces, his collections usually star more than one of them. While Raf's oversized expertise isn't limited to knitwear, his enormous jumpers are the thing we're carrying with us into a fall and winter that might require a little more comfort than usual.
Highsnobiety curators hit the pages of the net to round up the best huge knitwear that money can buy. The outcome is a list that covers ground from Eckaus Latta all the way to Raf Simons himself, and who better to take oversized knitwear advice from than Raf?
Shop our favorite oversized knitwear below.
Séfr Gote Wool-Blend Cardigan
Inspired by Lebanon, the birthplace of Séfr co-founded Sinan Abi, the Gote Wool-Blend Cardigan is cut from a wool-mohair blend with a distinctive texture. As a finishing touch, its slightly oversized silhouette gives your fits a relaxed feel.
TAKAHIROMIYASHITA The Soloist. Roll-Neck Fair Isle-knitted Wool Sweater
A ribbed roll-neck combines with the oversized cut of this fair isle-knitted sweater to really wrap you up. This is as cozy as knitwear comes, with a traditional textured knit, while the dropped shoulders give a much more contemporary shape to the piece.
Wooyoungmi Irregular Hem Wool-blend Roll-Neck Sweater
Wooyoungmi plays with asymmetry to give this piece a strong personality. The irregular hem also means that the sweater falls elegantly, without an elasticated gathering to the waist.
Raf Simons Logo-Jacquard Oversized Wool Sweater
As the spiritual king of wearing oversized sweaters, it's no surprise that Raf Simons designs them better than most, too. Eye-catching initials punctuate the front while super loose-fitting arms fall from dropped shoulders for an effortless silhouette.
Stolen Girlfriends Club Multicolor Altered State Cardigan
Stolen Girlfriends Club not only has one of the better brand names of the moment, but it's also just released one of the better cardigans. This pastel gradient button-up blends wool and mohair for a wispy texture while the dreamscape of evening colors is almost mesmerizing.
Eckhaus Latta Horizon Turtleneck
Extra-soft in merino wool blend, Eckhaus Latta's Horizon Turtleneck is the unstructured, oversized top layer we've been looking for.
DOPPIAA Mohair Aliano Cardigan
DOPPIAA enters the roundup with a strong dose of fall-ready coloring with orange mohair topped by dark brown hardware. This piece is begging to be styled in a monumental, many-layered ensemble.
Unravel project Distressed-Edge Ribbed Jumper
One of the attractions to oversized knitwear is the effortless, almost second-hand feel. Unravel Project goes all-in on that front with this distressed piece with dropped shoulders offering the longest arms in recent memory.
Jacquemus Knitted Crew Neck Jumper
When things get a bit dark this season, Jacquemus has you covered with this unmissable pink jumper. The thick mohair-wool blend is extremely warm and the arms are more than long enough to even cover your hands.
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