Holiday Gift Guide 2022: Cashmere For Women
A luxuriously soft and cozy material, cashmere wool has been produced in Mongolia, Nepal and Kashmir for thousands of years. By the 19th century, it had reached Europe in shawl form, and fast forward to the 1950s, the material was imported to America on a sizeable scale — not only in accessories but ready-to-wear, including chic outerwear. A favored material still today, from soft sweaters to dresses and socks, cozy up this winter with this womenswear cashmere edit.
The Lori Off Shoulder by Brochu Walker: Los Angeles-based brand Brochu Walker is known for its range of elevated and conscious classics, offering beautifully crafted knitwear, and so, cue the Lori jumper. Made from 100% cashmere, this cherry red jumper will bring festive cheer. It’s designed for a relaxed fit and features a multi-wear neckline, so it can be an off-the-shoulder number if desired.
N°166 Bucket by Extreme Cashmere: The Dutch fashion brand Extreme Cashmere was established in 2016 by Saskia Dijkstra and is now available in leading stores worldwide. Loved not only for its stripey modish bucket hats, expect a range of knitwear from dresses to trousers, accessories and homewares.
Round-Neck Jumper with Floral Pattern in Cashmere by BARRIE: For a cashmere winter warmer with a statement print, look to this sweater by BARRIE. Made in Scotland from 100% cashmere, oversized poppies (inspired by rosettes) adorn the mix of cable. It’s also available in floral print ivory and beige colorways.
Lindara Sweater by Nili Lotan: Famous for her cool ready-to-wear classics, this Lindara Sweater by Nili Lotan is timeless. Relaxed in style, the rib knit medium-weight sweater features a mock turtleneck and comes in the shade of ecru.
Women’s Basketweave Cashmere Cardigan by N.Peal: British brand N.Peal is known for its line of luxury cashmere clothing and accessories for men and women. This cardigan is a classic wardrobe item, crafted from 100% Mongolian organic cashmere; it has a basket weave, ribbed hem, and cuffs. The style is available in snow grey, as pictured and navy.
The Plaid Scarf Chaffinch by Jane Carr: An elegant scarf that’ll team beautifully with winter neutrals, from beige macs to camel wool coats, this one is brought to you by London designer Jane Carr.
100% Cashmere Gloves by Uniqlo: Continuing with the theme of winter neutrals, these gloves by Uniqlo are a great little stocking stuffer. Coordinating scarves and hats are also available in this shade and many others.
Casko Sweater by ba&sh: French brand ba&sh is known for its party wear, but they do great pullovers too! Cue this forest green recycled cashmere rollneck sweater. Just team it with your favorite burgundy or black skirt.
Cashmere Cardigan by YOOX NET-A-PORTER for The Prince’s Foundation: A part of a collaboration line between YOOX NET-A-PORTER and The Prince’s Foundation, this oversized, long-length cardigan is a timeless and versatile piece. It’s made from 100% cashmere, and each cardigan comes with a digital ID that details the story of the garment and the artisans behind it, along with care recommendations to ensure it’s kept in tip-top condition. The manufacturer also worked with Carbonsink to minimize, calculate, and offset the carbon footprint of this item.
Damaris Cashmere Coat by Loro Piana: The master of fine cashmere, Loro Piana has crafted a thoroughly elegant cashmere coat that perfectly exudes the brand’s simplicity. Channel your inner Jackie O with this tailored ‘60s-inspired ivory coat.
Round Neck Dress by FALKE: A sure-fire hit, this simple round neck 100% cashmere dress is ideal for lounging or wear with layers, thick tights and boots. The style is available in light marl gray, black and dark navy.
Cashmere Bed Socks Gift Box Fortnum’s x Rosie Sugden: Stay cozy this winter with these bedsocks brought to you by Fortnums and family-run brand Rosie Sugden. This collaborative gift box offers socks in red, grey and navy, or there’s a pastel set.
Cropped Embellished Ribbed-Knit Cardigan by GANNI: For a black cardigan with a bit of pazazz, this cashmere and merino wool one by Danish label Ganni is perfect. Not your ordinary cardigan, there are ruffles around the neck and cuffs, and it’s finished with beaded detailing that hangs from the cropped hem.
Open Front Cashmere Cardigan by Rick Owens: This khaki green loose-fit cardigan by Rick Owens is knitted in Italy from 100% cashmere and features an open draped front, long sleeves and ribbed trims. Ideal for layering and versatile, wear it this winter and throughout next year.