I love a collar, there’s no funner accessory at the moment, and that’s no word of a lie. Traditionally belonging to the masculine wardrobe, Marc Jacobs reclaimed it in his Louis Vuitton S/S12 show and made the collar ultra-feminine through his use of pastel colours and broderie anglaise. It is ‘dolly girl androgyny’ at its finest.
Collars are the new game changers. They add instant style and personality to an outfit. Their versatility is a key reason for their popularity: sequined peter pan collars serve to smarten up a plain tee, whilst a studded angular one will toughen up a summer knit. Recently I caught sight of the most beautiful feathered collar over at The Sartorialist, and have been itching to create my own.
One H and M gold necklace, one glue gun and one string of feathers later and I have the most fabulously opulent addition to my collection of collars.