Following its showcasing at a recent fashion exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, New York, the aran sweater now features prominently new autumn/winter styles and collections which are hitting the shelves shortly.
The Tweed Project which originates in Galway and comprises stylist and designer Triona Lillis and Aoibheann MacNamara, has used the rugged landscapes and experiences from the west of Ireland as inspiration for their autumn/winter collection.
Using specially woven Irish Donegal tweeds and linens, the collection includes an iconic Aran sweater with cap rather than long sleeves, shawls with their signature fringing in grey and yellow, hoodies and tailored tweed separates for casual wear.
With the autumnal chill in the air, there’s no better way to keep warm over the winter months than by acquiring an Aran sweater or an Irish knit cardigan. You’ll find an Aran sweater to suit every member of the family but they not only offer an iconic look but also a wealth of history and symbolism woven into each design.
Aran sweaters, which take their name from the three Aran Islands of Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer, are traditionally produced from wool in a variety of stitch patterns, behind each of which lies a story or symbol.