Aran sweaters have certainly been making headlines over recent months and proving to be a real inspiration for the upcoming fall/winter period. A traditional aran sweater was chosen to be displayed at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan, New York alongside a host of other selected items in an exhibition entitled ‘Items: Is Fashion Modern?’
An iconic cream sweater originating from the 1940’s was loaned by the National Museum of Ireland for the purposes of the exhibition as a prime example of timeless 20th century international design. All this renewed popularity for the aran sweater coincides with the launch new range of Aran Fisherman Sweaters from Inis Meáin, off Ireland’s western coast.
The classic knit sweaters, with their familiar cable patterns, have been refreshed for a modern fisherman to be the ultimate in protection and comfort. This imagination of the Fisherman sweater provides an original, expertly detailed and stylish Aran whose design draws from the rich tradition of women knitters on the islands, the smallest of which is Inis Meáin.