Collars For Spring... Groundbreaking AF
A spring trend Miranda Priestly could approve of.
Whether you first spotted them on the runways of top designers like Chanel and Gucci or as the brainchild of Scandinavian colorway designers like Ganni, there is no question that the trend for this spring is big collars. Victorian-come-prairie-come-cottagecore-chic, big collars have become a fashion it-girl’s florals-in-spring replacement. Dresses with oversized lace collars, blazers decorated with detachable frilled trims, and gingham color-block contrast collars are consuming our feeds and our fashion-influencers.
Thought to have sparked inspiration from Chanel’s Resort 2020 (Virginie Vinard’s first ready-to-wear Chanel runway since Karl Lagerfeld’s passing) the oversized contrasting collar trend was later re-established on Gucci’s pilgrim-esq AW20 show.
What’s impressive is how quickly the trend translated from high-fashion lewkbooks to the high-street. Retailers like Monki, and & Other Stories have stocked up on the trend and created affordable statement prairie-prom silhouettes. However, it was Ganni who expertly bridged the gap between the two price points and made collars the icons they are today—again and again, collection after collection, Ganni features prominent collars that are sure to get you noticed.
The versatility and ease of spicing up a Zoom meeting lewk with a statement collar is not to be underestimated either. Your boss will know you mean business when you log into a board meeting in a high-powered, Victorian-influenced, fashion moment.
Frilled, trimmed or floppy – we’re fawning over statement collars this spring and they're a favorite trend of the moment. Check them out, try them on, then spread the message to your friends—we all need some “Big collar energy” in 2021.