I’m well aware that the skinny scarf was a big trend for Fall ’15, but as we approach Fall ’16 I find myself still feeling for the skinny scarf albeit an evolved version of last year’s straight forward strip of silk. Apparently so do designers as it showed up on more than a few runways earlier this year during the fall collections. Maybe it’s now printed as in the above photo from the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
Bottega Veneta by Tomas Maier was one of my favorite fall ’16 collections. His runway was awash with skinny scarves, some super narrow flecked with lurex or cable knit, others longer and wider in a textured stitch and a sheer fine gauge knit for evening.
At Chloe, Clare Waight Keller had silk scarves wrapped twice around the neck and knotted in the front to great effect. I will definitely employ this technique come fall. I love the pop of color it can add to an otherwise neutral outfit.
Missoni showed some of the most interesting skinny scarves. Dragging nearly to the floor Isadora Duncan style and intricately patterned, adding mucho attitude to the looks they adorned.
Julie de Libran, who has revitalized Sonia Rykiel, wrapped the neck with extra long swathes of silk loosely bowed in the front.
She’s still feeling it, are you?