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Purl Jam

TSE Cashmere puts a new spin on a good yarn.

Author Layla Schlack Photography Courtesy of TSE

Image – Courtesy of TSE

CASHMERE HAS GRADUATED from exotic luxury fiber to preppy mainstay to almost commonplace: Much has been made of the rise of the under-$100 cashmere sweater, readily available at Old Navy or Uniqlo, stores that have opened up this lofty knit to a new, younger audience. But edgy has never been the province of cashmere, except at one design house that, for 21 years, has been shattering all preconceptions about the luxe goat wool.

TSE Cashmere has “always been a laboratory of ideas,” says Alyson Day, vice president of marketing. “We’ve sought out collaborations with innovative designers who will do interesting things with cashmere yarn.” These have included Calvin Klein alum and onetime Council of Fashion Designers of America Womenswear Designer of the Year Narciso Rodriguez, and Puma creative director Hussein Chalayan. Now Michelle Obama favorite Jason Wu joins those ranks. His spring collection for TSE (pronounced “say”) features classic shapes and loose, open, often sheer knits. Fabrics that blend cashmere and silk are light enough for a warm day and will go equally well with a pearl necklace or animal print heels—or both.

3 Responses to “Purl Jam”

  1. Joey Says:
    December 1st, 2010 at 5:03 am

    These images are stunning, I especially like the cashmere sweater on the far right. I’ve never actually heard of TSE Cashmere, as I usually stick to what I already know and love (UNIQLO’s 100% cashmere)but these designs look really original and stylish. Might have to take a peek!

  2. Marie Says:
    December 16th, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Anybody know where can I purchase loose knit sweater pictured on model on far right? Luv it!

  3. Wholesale Clothing Says:
    October 8th, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Love these kind of clothing that are suitable for no matter European or Asian people or others.

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