Are We Doing Ascots?
It’s a trick question, the answer is obviously yes.
Not in the sexual way, guys. That’s gross.
I’m asking because as it happens, spring is seemingly here in spite of my earlier nod to its bullshit detour, and spring being here means that we are about to print our human stamp on the deceased runway season. Now, if we learned anything last September from the new honchos at the helm of two of the largest houses in fashion, it is clearly that ascots are going to happen.
Photographed above are looks from Raf Simons’ first ready-to-wear collection for Christian Dior (if you turn that baby around, it is a total ascot, trust me,) and Hedi Slimane’s for Saint Laurent. The respective neck pieces retail for upward of $500 (the Saint Laurent one clocks in at $585 to be exact, while I believe Dior’s actually retails for $495). I like to believe the hefty price tags assume longevity so maybe, just maybe the investments here are worthwhile?
Of course, there is always the prospect of DIY and I am definitely not suggesting that you blow your entire load of one of these (especially after this morning’s post), but perhaps we can neck-flex in celebration because traditional brass necklaces are about to be demoted to the backseat of fashion’s moving car so that fabric chokers can properly operate the steering wheel? Maybe?
You tell me. And buckle up, freaks. (Photos via Vogue)