It’s always sweater weather for South van der Lee. The president and designer of GOGO, the Calgary-based brand renowned for its chunky hand-knit cardigans and pullovers, has sweaters to suit every season. But, she says there’s nothing like dressing for fall. “It’s such a clean, cool, crisp season,” she says. “And wearing a GOGO feels like you’re getting a warm hug.” Her ideal fall outfit includes neutral pieces such as a denim shirt or black maxi dress, jewellery with sparkle, and a colourful sweater (a GOGO, naturally). When temperatures plummet, van der Lee layers a denim or puffer jacket underneath her sweater. “Most people wear their knits underneath something,” she says, “but I love wearing my sweater as the exterior piece, where people can see it.”
This article appears in the September 2023 issue of Avenue Calgary.