Gloves from Eclipse? Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking. Meryl Streep might have been famously unimpressed by some of the spring/summer trends in 2006’s The Devil Wears Prada, so it’s probably best she avoids this article. Floral designs are just one fashion trend set to return in a big way this spring, having been shown extensively at September’s Fashion Weeks. Not all the outfits which were showcased in Paris, Milan, London and New York will make it onto the high street in the exact form we saw them on the catwalk. But elements of the clothes on show – whether it be an idea, colour, material or pattern – are picked up and copied by other designers, and heavily influence what we see in the shops a few months later.
How green is your catwalk? How sustainable is your vision? How circular is your economy? All were questions that proved more potent than any of the myriad spring/summer 2020 trends on trial during the biannual show season, as one of the most polluting industries on the planet struggled to get with the climate crisis programme. Never mind that newness, fashion’s lodestar, is suddenly out of step with the zeitgeist. Now, brands need to be clever: how can they repurpose, upcycle, and promote mindful purchasing while still delivering the shot of novelty that will hold customers’ fleeting attention spans and persuade them to dip into their wallets?
It’s common for a particular decade to surface as the major inspiration behind a collection, but when you see designer after designer send out models that look like they just stepped out of an episode of That ’70s Show, we know something’s up. What now feels almost a tad necessary among the ongoing rise of simpler bourgeois dressing is the colorful stark contrast of mod prints, bohemian layers, and retro accessories straight out of the ’70s. From Victoria Beckham’s more buttoned-up approach to Louis Vuitton’s retro minis and decadent layering, this is one decade we’re expecting fashion girls to channel from their heads (aka giant sunglasses) to their toes (aka clogs).
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. See more details at Sun Scarf.
Let’s discuss a few spring 2020 trends in the fashion industry. Last season found us in a sea of flowing tulle, indication that gala gowns were ready to hit the circuit beyond your basic black-tie affair. Expanding on that idea for spring 2020 are lovely and light tiered dresses that manage to offer volume, high drama, and maximum twirl-ability. Oscar de la Renta and Roksanda took the idea pretty in pink, while Preen, McQueen, and Dior went classic in black and white. Chanel’s tiered maxi skirts are surprisingly versatile pieces for spring—dress them up with the right blouse and shoe, or make them more casual with a bra top and sandals.
Eclipse wear is packaged in biodegradable cellophane bags. They are made from plant cellulose cellophane that is naturally 100% compostable. Our current bags have a small strip of adhesive at the top, which is not compostable. But we are always striving for better, so we are looking into ways to eliminate that 1% part of the packaging being sent to the landfill!
Our clothes are made in small batches locally, you might call it slow fashion. Instead of flooding the market place with a vast excess of cheaply made clothing that goes out of fashion in a season, Eclipse focusses on well-made, durable clothing of classic designs that are made to last. By keeping manufacture local in Colorado, we reduce the carbon foot print of manufacture, support local jobs contribute to the community in which we live. Discover a few more info at eclipseglove.com.