Getting dressed within the winter is usually a downer. By the point March rolls in, retreating to a form of fail-safe uniform—sweater, denims, boots—can really feel monotonous. However simply while you thought you’ve seen each iteration of knitwear underneath the solar, Laura Gelfand and Martha Fish—the founders of Le Lion, a brand new knits assortment splashed with sparkly customizable zodiac constellations, monogram crests, and extra—are introducing a brand new sweater track.
“We thought it would be interesting to take something so traditional, like heraldry and monogramming, and combine them with something super whimsical like zodiac constellations and stars,” says Gelfand, who first introduced the concept of Le Lion to Fish after they labored collectively at Figue. The outcome, you may say, was written within the stars: 4 elegantly embellished supersoft, feel-it-to-believe-it Italian effective merino wool sweater kinds (a traditional cardigan, a crew neck pullover, a mock turtleneck, and a chunky knit to start out) that don’t take themselves too severely whereas, on the similar time, coming off severely stylish.
“These sweaters are whimsical, traditional, and speak to women in a really personal way,” says Fish, who wears her oversize zodiac silhouette (Taurus, her signal) over the whole lot from a silky pajama set to Céline pants—and all over the place from faculty runs to social dinners. “You can create a sweater for every sentiment—it’s like wearing your heart on your sleeve.”
The second, it appears, belongs to the bespoke knit. It’s all about composing artistic signage for a similar function as stringing charms on a necklace or stacking sentimental rings: to inform a narrative. An assemblage of elaborations representing a star signal? She’s cosmic and funky. A major different’s initials encased in capturing stars? She’s newly smitten. An embroidered portrait of a poodle? That one’s straightforward: Somebody’s obsessed together with her pooch.
“There are no rules,” says Gelfand, who wears her crewneck knit embroidered together with her King Charles Spaniel, Leo, in heavy rotation with cropped denims and sparkly Rochas slides—or with sweatpants and sneakers. “We hope women wear the sweaters like we do—with absolutely everything.” Demo the shimmer impact and showcase your #currentmood by combining romantic with regal, eccentric with property.
So go forward: Say what you wish to say and get began customizing your very personal sweater right here—then prepare for out-of-this-world compliments.