Comic book fashion set to make its mark this autumn

Comin book fashion is a hit on knitted jumpers

Forget these modern superhero films with the special effects and multi-million dollar budgets, when it comes to fashion it's the classic comic book style which is causing a stir.

It's all a bit pop art with contemporary knitwear as we head into autumn. Think cartoon captions, bold colours and a good sense of humour thrown in.

Sonia Rykiel is leading the way with a selection of cotton t-shirts, while Markus Lupfer is making a real statement with his merino wool jumpers.

Using an array of primary colours as his backdrop he's knitted on speech bubbles with snappy phrases such as 'OMG!' and 'KA-POW!'

The sharp contrast between the colours creates a really eye-catching look, while also being made from snugly merino wool, keeping you lovely and warm as the weather cools down.

His fun approach to design is proving a hit with the fashion crowd, as he continues to cement his reputation as a wearable statement knitwear designer.

Checking out Lupfer's creativity could prove a real inspiration for those of you looking for an exciting new project to keep you interested.

Once you've cracked a basic jumper pattern you can reward yourself with attempting different prints and motifs.

With Christmas only four months away, it might seem like a challenge but a personal, pop art and comic-book inspired garment is definitely likely to impress.

Marc Jacobs, Moschino and Sonia Rykiel are all fans of combining art with fashion and in knitwear especially it makes a real change from more traditional prints and plain colours.

You don't have to borrow lines from 70s superheroes but retro certainly works for these designers.

Try to stick to at least three colours of wool in your jumper, double knit is probably easiest and using medium to large sized needles will ensure your exciting design is ready for Christmas.

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