Checked or striped
Knitted vests are associated with the preppy style: in the teenage drama Clueless, the main character Cher Horowitz wore, and in the TV series Gossip Girl - not only Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf, but Dan Humphrey, Chuck Bass and Nate Archibald. Traditionally, they are decorated with either Ivy League University logo patches or diamond-patterned argyle and stripes. The modern interpretations that Burberry, Ground Zero and Ballantyne have presented feature additional décor with cuts, fringes and neon patches. However, this does not make the vests overly bright, especially when worn over a blank white shirt, long sleeve top or T-shirt.
1 of 10 Women's vest Dior, 120,000 rubles. (TSUM) © press service Burberry women's vest, 62 800 rubles. (Burberry) © press service Molly Goddard women's vest, 23 433 rubles. (net-a-porter.com) © press service Men's vest Lacoste, 40 980 rubles. (Lacoste) © press service Ballantyne women's vest, 28 891 rubles. (farfetch.com) © press service Le Feitche women's vest, 27,090 rubles. (matchesfashion.com) © press service Women's vest WOS, 21 800 rubles. (WOS) © press service Alexander McQueen men's vest, 35,000 rubles. (yoox.com) © press service Ground Zero men's vest, 19 504 rubles. (farfetch.com) © press service Women's vest Arket, 5900 rubles. (arket.com) © press service
Sometimes a vest can play a role not so much as an accent of the image, but as a heater hiding under a jacket or jacket. Minimalist Brioni, Brunello Cucinelli, Jil Sander and Kiton opted for basic models without any embroidery or prints. Their main advantage is not design, but quality: natural or mixed materials (cashmere, wool, silk) will not only allow you to look neat, but also warm you in the most severe frost.
1 of 10 Women's vest Ganni, 21 710 rubles. (Topstyle, "Vremena Goda" Galleries) © press service Women's vest Jil Sander, 62 882 rubles. (farfetch.com) © press service Brunello Cucinelli men's vest, 54 400 rubles. (TSUM) © press service Ralph Lauren women's vest, 197 500 rubles. (Tretyakovsky proezd) © press service Men's vest Palace, 13 695 rubles. (farfetch.com) © press service Brioni men's vest, 54,250 rubles. (TSUM) © press service Kiton men's vest, 132,000 rubles. (Tretyakovsky proezd) © press service Women's vest COS, 6900 rubles. (COS) © press service Henderson men's vest, 7999 rubles. (Henderson) © press service Women's vest & Other Stories, 5900 rubles. (& Other Stories) © press service
Some vests, while remaining minimalistic, look like chain mail due to thick yarn and chunky knitting. Such models can be found in the collections of local brands - be it Hope Macaulay from Northern Ireland or Mirstores from Russia. It should be noted that knitted vests are difficult to wear under outerwear: in this case, it is better to replace a thin coat with a puffy down jacket. In addition, the item looks good in combination with a fluffy linen dress and rough boots, as in the lookbook of the Scandinavian designer Cecile Bansen.
1 of 5 Women's vest Cecilie Bahnsen, 39 700 rubles. (matchesfashion.com) © press service Acne Studios women's vest, 33 205 rubles. (farfetch.com) © Press Office Hope Macaulay Women's Vest, £ 210 (hopemacaulay.com) © Press Service Marni Men's Vest, RUR 20,500 (yoox.com) © press service Mirstores women's vest, 8990 rubles. (mirstores.ru) © press service
With unusual decor or print
We should pay tribute to the creative director of Gucci Alessandro Michele: cardigans and vests became the trends of 2020 and 2021 precisely from his suggestion. Images of animals, supposedly taken by children, showed that these things may not be old-fashioned. “Mom said,“Dress smartly.” And here you are, "- he said in the show" What happened next? " Alexander Gudkov, wearing a bright red Gucci vest, which has already received the status of "soldier out" in Russia. Instead, in stores you can find no less eccentric models: for example, with a print in the form of ladybugs from Coach, with an imitation of a diamond necklace from Miu Miu and with warped edges from Ader.
1 of 10 Women's Coach vest, 29 500 rubles. (Coach) © press service Kirin women's vest, 19,300 rubles. (КМ20) © press service Men's vest Ader, 19,962 rubles. (farfetch.com) © press service Women's vest Prada, $ 1060 (prada.com) © press service Women's vest Dolce & Gabbana, 99,300 rubles. (Barvikha Luxury Village) © press service Women's vest Miu Miu, 73,000 rubles. (Miu Miu) © press service Women's vest Peserico, 20 621 rubles. ("Cashmere and Silk") © press service Gucci men's vest, 80,200 rubles. (Gucci) © press service Valentino women's vest, 46 150 rubles. (Kutuzovsky prospect) © press service Maison Margiela men's vest, 54,294 rubles. (farfetch.com) © press service
Not only knitted vests appear on the podium at regular intervals, but also suit ones. Back in 2020, Saint Laurent, Celine, Etro and Louis Vuitton suggested wearing them separately from a three-piece suit, combined with a sleeveless polo shirt, a dress reminiscent of a Victorian, or a translucent shirt and straight jeans, as in the 1970s. The most courageous can wear a vest on a naked body, following the example of models Kaia Gerber and Bella Hadid. Although for such a maneuver, it is better to wait for the warm season.
1 of 10 Women's vest Dolce & Gabbana, 59 950 rubles. (Barvikha Luxury Village) © press service Suitsupply men's vest, $ 189 (suitsupply.com) © press service Gabriela Hearst women's vest, 48 707 rubles. (net-a-porter.com) © press service Louis Vuitton women's vest, 195,000 rubles. (Louis Vuitton) © press service Michael Kors Collection women's vest, £ 385 (net-a-porter.com) © press service Tommy Hilfiger men's vest, 7,992 rubles. (Tommy Hilfiger) © press service Silvashi women's vest, 5700 rubles. (silvashi.com) © press service Henderson men's vest, 4595 rubles. (Henderson) © press service Albione men's vest, 10,990 rubles. (albione.ru) © press service Women's waistcoat Laroom, 12 500 rubles. (Laroom) © press service
Some vests are pleasant to the touch, but rude in appearance, since they are not created for beauty (in them you will rather resemble a huntsman from a dense American forest), but for long walks in the fresh frosty air. To reduce the cost of the item, some brands use sherpa, which is synthetic in composition, but nevertheless has good thermal insulation properties. Patagonia makes Sherpa from recycled materials, offering over 40 different vests. They protect from the cold thanks to their soft functional fabric as well as their elongated cut and high neckline.
1 of 5 Men's vest Stussy, 13,990 rubles. (Peak) © press service Men's and wander vest, ¥ 35,000 (andwander.com) © press service Raf Simons men's vest, 29 160 rubles. (КМ20) © press service Arket men's vest, 6900 rubles. (arket.com) © press service Patagonia men's vest, $ 119 (patagonia.com) © press service