Pure Texture:
The First Touches of Fall

A sunset that arrives sooner and is less prone to linger. A new crispness in the morning air. A cool evening breeze that promises a fresh season defined by its return to structure and school. These are the earliest signals of fall, a season that adds new texture to one’s days and wardrobe. Protracted and unpredictable, the transition from summer to fall is one of subtle style adjustments led by cozy layers: the cashmere crewneck, the ribbed turtleneck sweater, the tweed coat. These pieces share more than a neutral palette; each is realized in a textile that reveals its depth in distinctive ways.

An open-placket crewneck from Elin Kling’s Totême offers a lighter take on cashmere. The Rhones sweater, named for a river that flows from the Swiss Alps into the Mediterranean, epitomizes the “European preppy” sensibility that Kling sought to capture in her debut collection.
Double-faced construction, subtle vertical accents, and cuffless slevees set Proenza Schouler’s black cashmere crewneck apart from the rest. Pictured here with: Proenza Schouler Stretch Crop Bootcut Jean, Repetto Cendrillon ballerina, Broadway Stool
A staggered and slightly rotated hem becomes a graphic accent on a wide-ribbed turtleneck sweater from Proenza Schouler. The high, doubled collar makes for face-framing texture in a creamy blend of wool and cashmere.
In a heathered hue that evokes the classic sweatshirt, this nuanced grey crewneck from Proenza Schouler is even cozier than the gym staple, thanks to double-faced cashmere and a hint of stretch. The modern, drop-shoulder silhouette is bisected by a vertical accent that is echoed in the side seams, which give way to an open, staggered hem. Pictured here with Tom Wood Oval Ring.
A texture to top them all. A standout piece in Proenza Schouler’s pre-fall 2014 collection, this double-breasted coat is crafted from textured tweed. The striking black-and-white pattern highlights the intricacy of the woven wool and Italian craftsmanship. Pictured here with: Tom Wood Cushion Ring