Printed Matter: New Abstract Knits Have a Cosby Moment

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Bill Cosby couldn't trump his daughter Denise (aka Lisa Bonet) for fashion sense, but those crazy Cosby sweaters sure did make their mark. And the spirit of them seems to be making a comeback, albeit a more stylish one. Lately, we've been spotting a number of artful printed knits—calling upon Rembrandt's landscapes, Pollock's abstract expressions, and Picasso's cubism, these sweaters aren't exactly your old-school suburban staple. Rachel Comey and Peter Jensen dream of greener pastures with their landscape-printed sweaters, while Tsumori Chisato's open-knit sweater and wool-jersey dress take us on a surreal trip that recalls the work of Dali and Hunter S. Thompson. A little crazy…but cool, too.
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Top, from left: Rachel Comey Landscape Sweater, $460, available at Creatures of Comfort; Tsumori Chisato Surreal Wool Jersey Dress, $505, available at La Garconne.
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Above, from left: Sonia by Sonia Rykiel Face Wool Dress, $365, available at net-a-porter; Peter Jensen Gerard Landscape Sweater, $505, available at Creatures of Comfort.
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Above, from left: Tsumori Chisato Open Knit Sweater, $935, available at La Garconne; Marc by Marc Jacobs Rebecca Sweater, $395, available at Shopbop.