Understated luxury | Johnstons of Elgin AW15 collection

With over two centuries of expertise in producing cashmere and fine woollens, Scottish brand Johnstons of Elgin blends a pared back aesthetic with fine craftsmanship to create fine-turned knitwear that perfectly encapsulates the recent mood for understated luxury.

For AW15, the brand has tapped into the movement for an elegantly relaxed approach to dressing with timeless investment pieces just made for casual weekending with panache.

Clean, refined silhouettes come in sumptuous fabrics from gauzy cable knits and double face cashmere to exaggerated large-scale stitches in plain and purls. Shapes have an easy volume and a relaxed fit, such as laid-back sweatshirt styles and poncho-style cover-ups.

The cashmere chunky knit round neck jumper with matching snood is a standout piece and sure to find admirers in-store, while the Donegal round-neck jumper features a multi-colour yarn with a beautifully random spread of hues and tones.

Muted checks and contrast reversibles blend with intricate jacquard designs and a touch of shimmer across the ladies’ collection, while the brand’s signature stoles and scarves feature a beautiful hand-finished ripple effect, achieved through years of accumulated craft and skill.

Accessories WS from £10; Knitwear WS from £80; Tel: 0207 227 3131; Johnstonscashmere.com

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