Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Black Turtleneck

One of the unfortunate things about living in the Southern Hemisphere is that we always seem to be a year behind when it comes to fashion. Heavy fabrics come down the runway on snug models while here in Australia the last thing anybody wants to think about is warming up.
However this NY Fashion Week coincides nicely with an unseasonably cold summer. My appreciation for a simple black turtleneck (we call them skivvys) has never been so great and a multitude of designers seem to have used it as a winter appropriate version of the white cotton tee. Shipley & Halmos used their turtleneck as a base underneath beautiful little slip dresses and stockings (very 90's!), Cushnie Et Ochs paired their black skivvy with straight legged, glam rock jeans and trousers and DKNY (not pictured) showed theirs underneath a varity of city wear, my favourite being a red short sleeved jacket with black leather gloves.

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