I hesitated calling this an ugly sweater. The fact that fashion usually outlines more attitude than merely prettiness aside, the term ugly sweaters has gone so far that the literal definition barely covers. The knit presents a resourceful mix of social references which include that unmistakably festive suggestion thanks to its updated season’s signature patterns. The sock-inspired sleeves draw celebratory sentiments from an often-deserted stylistic category, and the slightly puffy shoulders gather an almost Victorian silhouette. The deconstructed hem at the neckline in a handmade texture is earthy, primal, yet deeply sophisticated.
“Ugly sweater” is only convenient and largely simplified. A rich collage of merriness is what I mean to call her.