DALLAS, Aug 23, 2010 / — When one hears the word ‘sweater’ it often summons an image of something warm, comfortable and possibly oversized, but rarely does it conjure a fashionable vision that is as sleek and stylish as it is cozy. Cecile Bénac has set to banish these sweater stereotypes with her collection of knitted garments that will put an element of sexy back in sweater.
Fall doesn’t have to equal frumpy, just because the chill in the air makes you want to live in your sweater. For Cecile’s collection, which is hand knit & designed in Vancouver, this is done through the use of texture, unique details, and fall’s most desirable colours.
Textural depth is added to pieces in the collection by using a ribbing technique, other details include tucked stitches which are used in the collars and cuffs to give volume, puff sleeves, hand carved horn buttons, and a “tweed” pattern that was created by mixing colours and the type of yarn.
The tweeds come in hues of granite, marble (a taupe and cream combination), salt & pepper everglade (dark teal); solids are available in ocean blue, teal, taupe and black.
Yarn used for the collection is always natural with Wool, Cotton, Bamboo, and viscose/rayon fibres which are blended in different combinations to create different looks; occasionally nylon is blended with these combinations to add softness to the knit.
These yarns are responsible for inspiring this sweet collection which includes cardigans, pullovers, wraps, a ‘scarf’ shrug, long vests, a sweater dress, and a batwing sweater.