Gloves shopping online? 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.
When it comes to waistcoats, think Glastonbury, not Gareth Southgate – specifically, think Kate Moss at Glastonbury in 2005. Cut tight to the body and worn with micro shorts, billowing shirts and occasionally with nothing underneath at all, a black tailored waistcoat was central to Moss’s Noughties look – and the Saint Laurent spring/summer 2020 version (worn by Kaia Gerber) was a clear throwback. Elsewhere, the waistcoat lent ’70s panache to jeans and crepe de Chine blouses at Celine, elongated elegance to a chocolate brown combination at Hermes, and boyish ease to wide-legged trousers at Sacai.
What’s hot, you may be wondering? Well, a lot of things. The (aptly named) overarching theme refers to not only the impending weather but how designers are planning to combat spring and summer’s highly anticipated sizzle with equally alluring wears. From leg-baring—almost brief-like—shorts from the likes of Jacquemus and Alberta Ferretti to the resurrection of the ’90s tube top we all owned and loved back in the day, the limbs are out and skin is in. But if that sounds like baring too much to you, don’t worry because there’s a scarf-inspired styling moment that anyone can make their own and get behind.
Sun Gloves come in One Size. The stretchy Spandex component of the fabric allows a perfect one-size-fits-all fit. The Difference is in the Fabric. The activated particles in Cocona™/37.5™ fabric increase the surface area by up to 800%. The greater surface area results in outstanding evaporative cooling and UV protection. The protection never washes out. I love these so much, I cannot live without them now. They are very comfortable, stretchy and soft. Very breathable fabric. I heard about these through a youtuber, Dr. Dray, and thought I would try them out since it’s just easier than putting sunscreen on my hands (although I know I’m still supposed to). See a few more details at Sun Gloves.
Let’s discuss some spring 2020 trends in the fashion world. If the thought of hot pants makes you want to run, Bermuda shorts are here to save the day. Putting a twist on the classic suit, designers from Bottega Veneta to Chloe to Givenchy embraced the Bermuda short suit for spring. Part nine-to-five, part California cool, meet the next wave of the bike short trend. Tom Ford offered a more playful take on the Bermuda suit—opting for a hot pink mismatched-fabric iteration. Wearing Bermuda shorts off-duty or posing for street-style photographers is harmless. But wearing them in corporate setting can be tricky. Pro tips: keep the colors dark, and pair them with sleek button-downs.
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.
Eclipse clothing is made of highest quality 37.5® performance fabric, which manages your body temperature, by precisely absorbing and releasing moisture. The fabric offers a luxury feel and a flattering design so you can wear Eclipse from yoga or skiing to dinner. As an apparel company, we are aware of the waste that clothing manufacture creates and sensitive to our place and role in the planet’s ecosystem and that’s why we promote thoughtful consumption. Explore a few more info at https://eclipseglove.com/.