Thursday, March 18, 2010

Turtleneck

With fashion week finished I'm concentrating on getting my wardrobe ready for spring as most of you probably are too...but before that one thing I noticed about this A/W season. After seeing turtlenecks on Preen's runway, I was surprised to see a lot of them pop out on many collections. I personally like turtlenecks, so convenient to have a black one to layer under tank tops and tunics during the winter! However turtlenecks are probably not the most "fashion-forward" thing to wear--up until now, perhaps? As I've written before I'm excited to see if turtlenecks start appearing everywhere this fall.
ファッションウィークも終わり春物の準備をし始めたい今日のこの頃...でもその前に秋/冬コレクションで気になったことを一つ。Preenでタートルネックを見つけたあと、密かにずーっと注目してたんです。そしたらミラノでもパリでも色々なショーでタートルネックが現れて。冬にタンクトップやチュニックとレイアーするときに大活躍なタートルネックは、個人的になくてはならないもの。といっても、特にトレンドになったり目立ってはいなかったのではないでしょうか...。今年の秋にはタートルネックが増えるのかな?どうなるかちょっと楽しみ。

First there was the basic knit turtlenecks and outerwear with a higher neck...
まず最初にベイシックなニットのタートルネックとジャケット。



I love how the basic turtlenecks pull the entire outfit together and gives a sleek but ladylike impression. The gray ones at Haider Ackerman and Givenchy would be great to imitate for a professional look and the warm brown tones at Chloe is gorgeous, perfect for fall. The three coats look incredibly warm, I especially like Miu Miu's girlish and prim feel.
タートルネックにを着るだけで一気に全身がぴしっと、引き締まっていますね。それと同時にすごく女性らしく、エレガントな印象を与えます。クロエの優しい茶系で揃えたルック、挑戦してみたいものです。そしてコートは、なんといってもあったかそう!寒い冬は実用的かつデザイン性の高いアウターが一番。ミウミウの女の子らしいシルウェットがとても可愛らしい。



Other things I noticed were the extra-voluminous turtlenecks and turtlenecks with a contrast between bold and delicate. I think that wearing a huge turtleneck would be a great experimental piece; I know it will definitely inspire me to try out new proportions and overall balance in an outfit. And as you can probably tell from this post, I loved Preen's collection and I love these three pieces. The way the bold turtleneck contrasts with a flowy dress is incredibly beautiful and I'd love to wear one of these looks!
そしてボリューム満点のものや、ボールド/デリケートのコントラストがはっきりしたものが目立ちました。ボリュームのあるものを首にもってくると、いつもと違ったバランスのコーディネートができそう。また、タートルネックで強いラインを出し、スカート・トップスで柔らかさを演出したドレスが印象に残りました。特にPreenのドレスの存在感あるタートルネック、肩に対しドレスの儚く壊れてしまいそうな部分のコントラストが本当に美しい。今シーズンで最も好きなルックの一つです。


Lastly I saw at lot of "decorative" turtlenecks. Missoni layered a necklace-type accessory on top of their bright knits, and Balenciaga used a crisper fabric along with geometric lines to give a futuristic feel. Since lace bodysuits and tights are everywhere, maybe the next thing would be the lace turtlenecks as seen at Valentino?!
最後に一工夫の効いたタートルネック。タートルネックがここまで装飾的になるとはびっくり!ミッソーニはカラフルなニットの上に首輪らしきものをつけたり、バレンシアガはパリっとした生地に幾何的な線で近未来、宇宙っぽさを出してるなーと。最近レースのボディースーツやレギンスをよく見かけますが、その次はもしかして、ヴァレンティーノのルックみたいなレースのタートルネックだったり?!

So what do you think? Are you going to try out turtlenecks this fall/winter? Personally I'd love to see more of the decorative turtlenecks...

All photos from style.com

14 comments:

Martwa Marta said...

lovely choice! i adore the valentino's decorative turtle neck (and the jacket seems to be awesome as well)

Angie and Lucúos said...

Darling, you are really right, I just wrote everything in english..Hope it's fine and you can understand everything :)
Nice post yours!
xx

kelsea said...

i love turtlenecks :3

Juli said...

I would love to have one from Chloe or Chanel,for me it`s a must have for every winter season,there is so cold in our country

Anonymous said...

o my the Missoni garmets are so beautiful with its detail!

wulanasihsetyarini said...

the valentino's decorative turtle neck is so adorable.. but i cant apply those on me coz i dont have long neck and i have too big breast:( so i think the perfect choice for me is v neck..

kiyo ur english is pretty well, i've ever heard that jepanese cant spell english well,is that true? but u're awesome..

great post kiyo..

H K said...

I love the Chanel & Chloe turtle necks! I am feeling this look!
I think this has definitely inspired me to buy a turtle neck for the cold weather, unfortunately now it's turning to spring!

Martwa Marta said...

i have awarded you ;)

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great post:))

Marla Singer said...

love the contrast looks! great inspiration <3

CCWai said...

Personally, I'm not a fan of turtlenecks because they tend to be very uncomfortable at the chin. However, I do like the alternative versions. The decorative turtlenecks you show in this post are very nice. I like the Chanel, Valentino and Missoni ones a lot.

Jess said...

oh i love the volume pieces! and i haven't even considered turtlenecks til this post. i may have to check some out now - thanks for the tips!

Vinda Sonata said...

interesting post! very acknowledging, Kiyo. love the valentino lace turtleneck. glamorous and mysterious!
can you link me to the post about Discovered? i'd love to read it! :)

Amie said...

I used to think turtle necks were so old fashioned, but I really like what's I've been seeing on the runways lately. A lot of the looks are tres chic. Too bad I have a short neck though. Turtlenecks just don't look good on me. :(