Thursday, 12 May 2016

Winter 2016 Trends - High Neck Line

Photo: Alessandro Garofalo /
My favourite neckline is a high one. Winter, summer, spring autumn ... it doesn't matter. I can wear a high neck any time of the day and any time of the year. When one thinks of a high neckline they usually associate it with polo and turtle necks worn in winter, but you don't have to. Thanks to the Kardashians, more and more women are experimenting with high neck lines. It's no longer something that reminds you of your childhood winters.

The nice thing about a high neck line is that you can wear it with any look. Dress to the Oscars or crop top to a garden party, it works anywhere. Many designers have been toying with the idea but the best execution came out of the Valentino Ready To Wear Fall 2016 show.
The ballet themed fashion show is the best exhibition of how and high necklines can be worn and why.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

You probably remember high necklines from your childhood winters as it was a staple in your wardrobe. But remove the image you have your old ribbed polo necks and take a look at what Valentino wants you to wear.

The collection has the trend in a fabric and colour to match any occasion and time of day.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

The collection also exhibited other winter trends and made use of the 2016 go to fabric, velvet. If you are not wearing velvet this winter, you are not dressed. It doesn't matter what type of velvet you wearing and what colour it is, just make sure it's in your wardrobe. Emerald green, mustard and taupe were some of the colours used for the velvet.

Apparently we are also wearing dresses over t-shirts these days. Due to weather constraints in winter, we obviously can't just wear a t-shirt which is why you turn to your turtlenecks.

Wearing a dress over a turtle neck in winter lends itself to one of my favourite trends, texture blocking. I don't know if the fashion world has already come up with a term for it so we'll keep it at texture blocking for now.

Another go to fabric for 2016 is anything sheer. We are still riding the wave from all the naked dresses we saw on the red carpet last year so make the most of it this winter. When making my sheer tops, I always used to use knit for the neckline because I had never seen a sheer neckline before. After seeing the Valentino show, all my tops will now be full sheer including the neckline.
Many of the sheer pieces in this collection are detailed with jewels and embroidery to keep with the ballet theme.

Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

Photo: Yannis Vlamos /

As you would have noticed, it has been a long time since I have reviewed fashion shows on my blog because designers are giving us the same looks every single season. It's the first time in a couple of seasons that I have actually enjoyed a full collection. It doesn't exhibit only current trends but future trends as well and what we should be wearing right now


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