When sweaters and knitwear are viewed as a form of outerwear it completely changes the design approach. You tend to obsess over the ways of utilizing new hardware with ever more complex fabrications to take the garment to a modern level of purpose. The spinning and plying of yarns, the blending of contrasting fiber contents and textures, what faces the skin vs. the elements, to how the material drapes and recovers when stretched. The focus on blending these elements into a highly functional piece of lasting protection almost takes precedence over the aesthetic of the garment. Almost. This is Relwen, after all.