by Sonja LeixEven though winter holds back as long as possible it seems, it’s time to shop for new gloves, hats and scarves as Fall slowly fades and Winter arrives. I sometimes found it difficult to find winter accessories that were both warm and fashionable until I met the passionate New York knitwear designer Elyse Allen last summer. She creates gorgeous knitted accessories for men and women with luxurious materials such as cashmere and fine merino wool. Embellished with Swarovski crystals and metal rhinestones her collection really glams up your winter outfit and is the perfect Christmas gift.
Her label Elyse Allen Textiles presents a new collection with different color combinations each season. Elyse only works with the finest materials and even blends yarn to create new unique palettes that activates and gives depth to the surfaces she creates. For people who prefer neutral over loud colors like me, she makes a wide range of black, grey and taupe colored studded and laced gloves and scarves that look both elegant and glamorous.
My personal favorites are the Fingerless Gloves which come in three different lengths: short, medium and long. Fascinating are the different pattern and embellishment that make each pair so unique and beautiful that you will want to wear them indoor and out. This season a line of merino ‘glovettes’ are exclusively available at Eileen Fisher stores and website.
Her masterpiece wide cashmere studded scarves with metal rhinestones are simply amazing and come in many different colors that will flatter your eye and skin color. Worn over a beautiful dress the elegant accessory will be the eye catcher for an evening event or your New Years party.
Check out her collection at her UPCOMING SHOW IN NEW YORK on Dec 10-13th at the ‘One of a Kind Show’ located at Pier 94.
Visit www.elyseallentextiles.com for more information on the label and to get these must-have knitted accessories.