Gauge81 Sweaters

Brainchild of Colombia-born designer Monika Silva and Amsterdam-based fashion industry veteran Gijsje Ribbens, Gauge81 articulates modern-day femininity through the study of proportion. Underpinned by a fascination with scale and a fluency in knitwear, the of-the-moment label takes its name from the density of stitches in its garments, suffixed by the duo’s lucky numbers for good measure. Gauge81 showcases the strength of contrast in its display of exaggerated dimensions: uber-tiny miniskirts are offset by billowing oversized trench coats and sweaters. This experimentation with sillhouette achieves an air of mystique salient in contemporary notions of sensuality; the label demonstrates a calculated application of innuendo in an enigma of sheer organza and shoulder-exposing styles. Gauge81’s au courant interpretation of the feminine is comprehensive, with the label’s Italian-sourced textiles enabling easy machine-washing for the time-pressed wearer. In an age where sexiness is measured by a seeming aloofness towards one’s appearance, Gauge81 provides a fitting uniform.

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Gauge81 - Tan Cashmere Oversized Devon Sweater

Gauge81

Tan Cashmere Oversized Devon Sweater

$700

Gauge81 - Black Cashmere Melbourne Cardigan

Gauge81

Black Cashmere Melbourne Cardigan

$520

Gauge81 - Green Cashmere Alice Sweater

Gauge81

Green Cashmere Alice Sweater

$440

Gauge81 - Black Preston Turtleneck

Gauge81

Black Preston Turtleneck

$395

Gauge81 - Blue Cashmere Alice Sweater

Gauge81

Blue Cashmere Alice Sweater

$440