Lines We Love: Iris Von Arnim

With a strong belief in tradition, craftsmanship and an unwavering dedication to producing quality pieces, Iris von Arnim is an internationally acclaimed fashion designer who is most well known for her comfortable yet stylish cashmere creations.

Over 30 years ago, Iris von Arnim started knitting to keep herself occupied during a prolonged stay in hospital. The hobby soon turned into a business and led to the opening of a boutique selling home-knitted pullovers in Hamburg. The scale of the operation has changed considerably but Iris von Arnim is still a family business specializing in premium knitwear. Although the company founder can no longer satisfy demand by knitting each piece by hand, Germany’s cashmere queen is still very much involved in the business, run today by her son Valentin.

The brand’s distinctive cashmere ribs and cables come from an unrivalled understanding of knitwear. By combing some of the highest quality materials and crisp, clean lines with bold prints, shapes and playful details, Iris von Arnim has created collections time and time again that are appealing to women of all ages and styles.

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About the Author

Having started her career in New Zealand as a fashion and beauty assistant, she then moved on to edit the online beauty magazine, BeautyBible. Since then she has created her own blog, The Refined Edit. Now based in the United Kingdom she has contributed to countless print and online publications including Follow her musing on Twitter and Instagram @gracieastewart.