Sun sleeves shopping online? No outfit is complete without the right accessories, and bags with ample storage were on generous display at September’s Fashion Weeks. However, some were admittedly more practical than others. The transparency of some of Philip Lim and Stella McCartney’s designs (below) would offer little privacy, for example. And there’s a good chance your possessions would fall out of the giant holes in the Off-White bag, but never mind because at least you’d look extremely fashionable as it was happening. “For those who prefer practicality over the micro trends, it’s finally time to retire 2019’s itty-bitty-it-bags that didn’t fit anything to begin with,” wrote Elle’s Justine Carreon. “Think big. Bottega Veneta and Off-White are ushering in XXL editions large enough to fit all of your life’s problems.
The colour of the season? These days, there’s never really just one. There is a consensus, however, on look-at-me colour – and it’s on acid. Valentino led the neon explosion, with a series of looks in Stabilo green, fuchsia and yellow; Christopher Kane, a longtime proponent of neon (“I love neon – it’s so man-made and loud and obnoxious,” he once told Vogue) turned out bright yellow, orange and pink lace looks that adhered to his modern mantra of “more joy”; and even Rei Kawakubo turned to neon pink in preparation for her take on Orlando (she’s designing the costumes for Olga Neuwirth’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel, opening at the Vienna State Opera in December 2019). Go glow.
What’s hot, you may be wondering? Well, a lot of things. The (aptly named) overarching theme refers to not only the impending weather but how designers are planning to combat spring and summer’s highly anticipated sizzle with equally alluring wears. From leg-baring—almost brief-like—shorts from the likes of Jacquemus and Alberta Ferretti to the resurrection of the ’90s tube top we all owned and loved back in the day, the limbs are out and skin is in. But if that sounds like baring too much to you, don’t worry because there’s a scarf-inspired styling moment that anyone can make their own and get behind.
Effortless elegance awaits – the Large Wrap is a perfect date night accessory to go with your favorite little black dress, and will absolutely become your statement piece. Keep the chill off your shoulders on cool nights, or protect your shoulders from the sun on hot days with our fabric’s thermoregulating properties. Wrap, loop, twist, tie or drape it for endless looks. Pair with our tops, tunic and dress for beautiful, simple outfit combinations. Explore extra details at UPF scarf.
Let’s discuss some spring 2020 trends in the fashion world. Last season found us in a sea of flowing tulle, indication that gala gowns were ready to hit the circuit beyond your basic black-tie affair. Expanding on that idea for spring 2020 are lovely and light tiered dresses that manage to offer volume, high drama, and maximum twirl-ability. Oscar de la Renta and Roksanda took the idea pretty in pink, while Preen, McQueen, and Dior went classic in black and white. Chanel’s tiered maxi skirts are surprisingly versatile pieces for spring—dress them up with the right blouse and shoe, or make them more casual with a bra top and sandals.
“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.
Our clothes are made in small batches locally, you might call it slow fashion. Instead of flooding the market place with a vast excess of cheaply made clothing that goes out of fashion in a season, Eclipse focusses on well-made, durable clothing of classic designs that are made to last. By keeping manufacture local in Colorado, we reduce the carbon foot print of manufacture, support local jobs contribute to the community in which we live. Find extra info at eclipseglove.com.