Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I'm now obsessed by collars! It's my moment-trend. Do you know the removable/upturned collars?
It's a kind non-expensive "good-idea" to make an update to your Spring wardrobe with all these boring white shirts that you were accumulate over the years because you always heard that the white shirt (paired with the LBD) was a piece impossible not to have.

Before the early 20th century, most shirt collars were turned up in some manner. Men and women alike wore tall, stiff collars (as much as three inches tall), not unlike a taller version of a clerical collar, made either of starched linen, cotton, or lace.

Between the late 19th and mid-20th centuries, men's collars were often detachable from their shirts, connected only by two removable collar studs (one in front and one in back).  In very recent years, however, the upturned collar has undergone a resurgence in popularity as a trend in the popular culture, particularly in the United States, where some people began to refer to it as a "popped collar".

This is a trend that never went out of fashion and it was popularized by many characters in the film Grease and Grease 2, James Dean's character "Jim Stark" in Rebel Without a Cause and Tom Cruise's character "Joel Goodson" in Risky Business.

Carven Spring 2012

Now the trend suffered an upgrade again for something completely different: a collar… without a shirt attached. I really love a simple t-shirt and collar look. It adds a touch of class to any regular look.

Peter Pan collar from Zara Spring 2012

lace blouse with contrasting collar from Zara Spring 2012

Designers are hot under the collar too, for example on Miuccia Prada’s Fall 2011 Miu Miu runway and Louis Vuitton Resort 2012 or removable collars atop sleeveless shifts at Carven for Spring 2011.

Miu Miu Fall 2011

Miu Miu Fall 2011

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