Sun sleeves and gloves from Eclipse? A packet of skittles would have nothing on the rainbow of colours which designers have been showcasing on leather in recent months. “There’s no mistaking that leather – including vegan or faux – is the one material everyone’s excited to work with next season,” wrote Marina Liao in Marie Claire. “The material was spotted on Spring 2020 runways from New York to Paris in just about every form – from colourful jackets at Coach 1941 and Bottega Veneta to skirts and pants at Marni and Alexander McQueen.” Leather designs were once reserved for autumn and winter, but it seems leather is set to make its mark in Spring this year.
The colour of the season? These days, there’s never really just one. There is a consensus, however, on look-at-me colour – and it’s on acid. Valentino led the neon explosion, with a series of looks in Stabilo green, fuchsia and yellow; Christopher Kane, a longtime proponent of neon (“I love neon – it’s so man-made and loud and obnoxious,” he once told Vogue) turned out bright yellow, orange and pink lace looks that adhered to his modern mantra of “more joy”; and even Rei Kawakubo turned to neon pink in preparation for her take on Orlando (she’s designing the costumes for Olga Neuwirth’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel, opening at the Vienna State Opera in December 2019). Go glow.
Not into vests and long shorts but still looking for something that will make your suit feel fresh for spring? Then we have your answer: pinstripes. It’s been a while since we’ve seen this print work its way into the major trend circuit, so it is with open arms that we welcome it back. This print is subtle and versatile—two qualities you would want from a suiting trend. As you can see from the runway images, these fine lines were represented both classically at Michael Kors and modernly at Balmain and Sacai—meaning no matter how you identify your personal style, there’s bound to be a pinstripe look for you.
The luxuriously comfortable Large Wrap sun scarf is generously sized. Made from ultra-soft thermoregulating 4-way stretch 37.5™ fabric, this wrap offers beautiful versatility and drape, without added weight. Our Large Wrap takes the place of other wraps, scarves and sarongs in your wardrobe, so you can create your capsule wardrobe simply and with beautiful style. Made in small batches by fairly paid workers here in Colorado. And it’s a dream to clean, just wash on warm, and dry on low. Like all eclipse apparel and accessories, the Large Wrap sun scarf is created for long-lasting comfort and durability, which also means fewer replacement pieces to buy in the future. Find additional details on Sun Scarf.
Let’s discuss a few spring 2020 trends in the fashion world. Birds of a Feather: When it comes to eveningwear, as much as the world is wont to convince you, sometimes a little black dress just won’t do. Enter: boldly feathered frocks and tops from Burberry, Valentino, Attico, and more. While almost certainly light as air, these ensembles pack a heavy sartorial punch. If you don’t have a black-tie event to tend to, take note from Attico and give the look a bit of edge by styling a glam feathered top with a cool pair of trousers or jeans. Ideal for your next night—offset the glam feathers with a pair of jeans or a printed pair of pants.
Patented 37.5 technology uses active particles made from volcanic sand and activated carbon from coconut shells that have billions of micropores, massively increasing the surface area of the material. These particles also absorb infrared (IR) light in the spectrum that the human body emits it, and this light becomes the energy that powers the particle. If no moisture (sweat vapor) is present, meaning you are cool, the particles retain this energy to warm you. If moisture (sweat vapor) is present, meaning you are hot, the particles use this energy to move moisture out of the clothing system. Without these active particles, water has no reason to leave the microclimate until relative humidity is much higher than is comfortable. Want more? 37.5 active particles also trap odor molecules and then release them when they’re washed and dried. And speaking of washing, because the active particles are permanently embedded in the fiber they will last the lifetime of the garment. The fabric is knit in Taiwan.
It began in 2002 with a design for a knuckle-to-shoulder glove designed to protect my hands and arms in sunny Boulder, Colorado. All of my friends seemed to want a pair. Today, Eclipse has evolved into a full line of versatile, urban tech clothing and accessories, manufactured sustainably and locally in small batches. Eclipse is about freedom in simplicity. Paring down, streamlining, divesting your life of things that no longer serve you. This allows more space, mentally and physically, and therefore more freedom. Find additional info at eclipseglove.com.