Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My Latest Knit Obsession: Coven Fall 2009

A long wooly sweater adorned with swag from the Coven Fall 2009 show.


It's always Fashion Week somewhere in the world.  Hong Kong and Rio just wrapped up their fashion weeks, and I just got to take a look at pictures from the Coven Fall 2009 collection which showed in Rio.  Coven is one of my favorite labels that we represent at Fiftytwo Showroom, but since they're Brazil based, we don't get to go to their Fashion Shows.  This season featured a lot of the big runway trends: bodycon shapes and silhouettes, bandage style dresses, and their signature knits.

Personally, I am obsessed with the sweaters that they produce, and for Fall 2009 they made huge fluffy sweaters dripping with crystal swags and jewels.  As those of you who read this blog know, I'm pretty obsessed with DIY knits, and let me tell you, I've had many good up close and personals with the Coven sweaters at the showroom and know that I can't do any of them at home.  They're knit on a machine with a heavy dose of hand embellishment afterwards, something that I have no patience for.  I picked up a frothing black sweater from the Fall 2008 collection, which is practically spitting knit balls, bugle-bead covered polka-dots, and giant shoulder pads.  Christina became similarly obsessed as soon as she saw them, and also ended up getting a long burgundy version for Christmas.  Both pieces were original runway samples that never made it to production.  I can't wait to see (and touch! and play with!) the Fall 09 collection when it gets in, and hope that maybe I will get to order a fluffy sweater for myself when the season is over...

These pictures are just some of my favorites, but you can see most of the collection here




My Coven sweater from the Fall 2008 collection.

-Tiffany

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14 comments:

Tiffany said...

I have to say the sweaters are pretty awesome. <3 i hope to find one similar to them. i'm on the hunt.

nymph & cloud said...

gorgeous!

Kat George said...

I LOVE the new Coven collection- it's absolutely amazing. Great to see that fluff love is worldwide and here to stay!

xx

July Stars said...

This is such an incredible discovery. I'm so in love with all the pieces shown and will immediately search for a London retailer!

Kat George said...

Ps love your blog, have added ou to my links :) xx

May Kasahara said...

YES. these seem VERY necessary.
effin hot. I think you need two/three or ALL. ♥

Lluviaschick said...

I didn't know this label.. but i like their knitting.. it's well done..

Theresa said...

the peach one is gorgeous, i know very little about coven co thanks for sharing.

Kat George said...

Naw thanks for the link!

Melbourne is really amazing- unique in that we have a really special local design scene that doesn't get eaten up in high fashion.

Who were the girls you met? Melbourne is a small town. If I don't know them, I'm sure I'll know of them!

xx

Mariane M. said...

I was able to attend a couple of HK fashion week shows with my boyfriend, it was a nice experience...HK is becoming more and more "directional" after every season.

I actually thought the Coven wooly sweater on Bruna was Chanel at first.

The Six Six Sick Girls said...

Oh, I neglected to mention that Coven is available at No. 6 and Henri Bendels in New York...Don't know if they are available in London or the U.K. yet!

xxx,
Tiffany

Susie Bubble said...

Love you Coven knitted beauty.... btw, I am indeed coming to NYC so looking forward to some SSS fun....

Lauren said...

gahhh i love it, it looks so fur like

LJ said...

gah .. so beautiful..
xx-LJ from SOS!