Sun sleeves online shopping? Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking. Meryl Streep might have been famously unimpressed by some of the spring/summer trends in 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada, so it’s probably best she avoids this article. Floral designs are just one fashion trend set to return in a big way this spring, having been shown extensively at September’s Fashion Weeks. Not all the outfits which were showcased in Paris, Milan, London and New York will make it onto the high street in the exact form we saw them on the catwalk. But elements of the clothes on show – whether it be an idea, colour, material or pattern – are picked up and copied by other designers, and heavily influence what we see in the shops a few months later.
How green is your catwalk? How sustainable is your vision? How circular is your economy? All were questions that proved more potent than any of the myriad spring/summer 2020 trends on trial during the biannual show season, as one of the most polluting industries on the planet struggled to get with the climate crisis programme. Never mind that newness, fashion’s lodestar, is suddenly out of step with the zeitgeist. Now, brands need to be clever: how can they repurpose, upcycle, and promote mindful purchasing while still delivering the shot of novelty that will hold customers’ fleeting attention spans and persuade them to dip into their wallets?
Garters—a belt traditionally used to hold up women’s stockings—were referenced multiple times throughout the season. We saw both the literal take via garter belts underneath blazers at Mugler in addition to more subtle odes to the piece at Helmut Lang. Whether you choose to show your support of this trend via a sultry night-out look or a cool tank with garter-like straps dripping from the hem, this detail is one we’re expecting to show up on dresses, tops, and skirts all season long. We know, we know—slip dresses are nothing new, and by now you probably own at least three in various colors, but this spring, we’re seeing a more literal take of the chemise work its way into everyday looks. We’re talking all the lace and colors that read a bit more boudoir (i.e., soft pinks, whites, and nudes) and a lot less street style. But that’s what we love about this fresh take on the familiar dress for spring.
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Let’s talk some spring 2020 trends in the fashion world. Well-Vested: While the term borrowed from the boys is so passe in 2019, there is something decidedly last midcentury Savile Row about the vest. Whether included as part of a three-piece suit at Burberry and Etro, or mismatched with a jacket at Louis Vuitton, there’s something quite dapper and appealing—not to mention endlessly flattering—about the almighty waistcoat. Etro gave the classic white suit an update with the addition of a matching vest styled underneath.
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi. Eclipse uses no animal products in the making of its clothing! Eclipse wear is suitable for vegans. Slow fashion is our approach. It’s about quality over quantity for us. How can we do more with less? We promote a minimalist wardrobe that is organized and simplifies the daily ritual of getting dressed. Incorporating timeless, versatile and functional designs into your wardrobe means you need fewer pieces.
It began in 2002 with a design for a knuckle-to-shoulder glove designed to protect my hands and arms in sunny Boulder, Colorado. All of my friends seemed to want a pair. Today, Eclipse has evolved into a full line of versatile, urban tech clothing and accessories, manufactured sustainably and locally in small batches. Eclipse is about freedom in simplicity. Paring down, streamlining, divesting your life of things that no longer serve you. This allows more space, mentally and physically, and therefore more freedom. Explore a few more info at https://eclipseglove.com/.