PUBLISHED : Thursday, 02 January, 2014, 7:15pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 02 January, 2014, 7:15pm

Covet: cashmere


Born and raised in Hong Kong, Divia Harilela has worked in lifestyle and fashion media for more than 12 years. Her work has been published in magazines such Vogue China, Departures, Elite Traveler and Surface Asia. Founder of luxury and fashion website The D’Vine, she also blogs for websites including Business of Fashion and

It may be cold out, but that doesn't mean you need to sacrifice style. Cashmere is a favourite material for winter but can look frumpy. This season, though, designers have transformed it with chic panache.

LisaT has created a cocktail dress (left, from that is demure at the front but sexy at the back.

Cashmere coats appeared in almost all the catwalk collections in a range of colours, from light pink at Celine to dark grey at Louis Vuitton, where cover ups were decorated with embellishments such as sequins and feathers for a more glamorous look.

Turning up the style factor, Christophe Lemaire layered his cashmere coats at Hermès with edgy materials such as ponyskin and leather.



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