NYFW Trend Watch: Turtleneck Layers


L-R: Karen Walker; Marc by Marc Jacobs; Dion Lee

Turtlenecks are never not in style, but at NYFW’s AW 2014 presentations they were trending specifically as under-layers, peeking out of structured outfits or grounding drapier looks. The skin-tight versions provided a canvas for a number of designers to build on. Every one of Marc by Marc Jacobs‘ riot grrrl cosmonauts was sent down the runway with a white or black turtleneck underneath their future-feminist get ups. At Rodarte, strange patchwork-clad gowns were pulled over spandex stripey variants. Proenza Schouler crafted boxy top-heavy silhouettes by layering thick, speckled turtlenecks under curvaceous blazers and Karen Walker styled her turtlenecks under collared shirts, smock tops, and mod dresses for a late-60s high school art teacher vibe. Models in Opening Ceremony‘s show sported the trend ever so subtly under multiple bundled layers and there was not one bare neck at Alexander Wang and only a couple at Organic by John Patrick. Don’t get left out in the cold, this is a look you can easily replicate while the weather’s still nasty and before everyone starts copping the style next Fall.


L-R: Creatures of Comfort; Proenza Schouler; Marc by Marc Jacobs


L-R: Opening Ceremony; Delpozo; Organic by John Patrick

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