FCUK Graded Sweater. No you're not going to get graded on it, idiot. It's about the color.

Ask any graphic artist and they will tell you – gradients will give depth to any design they work on.  It will give a 2 dimensional image weight, show differences in coloring and just give the design.. more life.

In the same way, gradients give fashion more life. 

Take for example, the “Graded Sweater” from French Connection.  It looks like it got partially dipped in paint and was left hanging upside down until it dried.  The color gradient gives the sweater weight and a unique style that will make people ask:

“I love that sweater. Are you an artist”?

Check out the sweater on the official French Connection website.  And yes, it’s okay to lie about your profession.


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