Rollnecks Are Having A Moment At New York Fashion Week

Rollnecks Are Having A Moment At New York Fashion Week

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by Grazia |

We’re one stop short of balaclavas becoming genuinely fashionable here in New York City. With temperatures plunging to well below zero - and ignoring the crazies in bare ankles and mules - the majority of the catwalk-spotting crowds have bundled up into Canada Goose puffas, shearling everything and more cashmere knitwear than a Loro Piana factory.

The biting breeze nips most at the face and ears, and there’s only a few ways to tackle it without just staying in the comfort of your hotel room: the most successful is a really good, no-slouch, roll-neck. But these roll-necks – which, according to retail statistics have proven to be one of winter’s biggest sellers across the board – are growing not only in popularity but literally in size, too. Faces are, in this weather, definitively not on-trend.

Both on the Autumn/Winter 2015 runways of New York Fashion Week and the sidewalks catering to the attendees going in and out of these shows there are countless gigantic – almost ninja-like – polonecks being pushed up over mouths and noses, leaving only eyes (which, to be fair, is all one needs at a fashion show) open to the elements.

Rollnecks at Suno and Tome [Getty]
Rollnecks at Suno and Tome [Getty]

Across the runways we’ve seen more rollnecks layered under more summer-appropriate dresses than we’ve had flat whites – and we’re fairly certain this means those clever designers are catering to the shopping lists of customers across the globe.

Assembly New York have produced the most suitable roll-necks for those looking to become fashion ninjas – many of the brand’s ensembles came complete with jumper’s neckline sitting well above the nose and also in the shade of a wide-brimmed hat. Suno sassed theirs up somewhat with plasticised colour-block stripes on ribbed finishes and where Tome’s girls didn’t have full polos in play they’d have neat neckwarmers to act as such, revealing just a slice of clavicle.

Style bloggers Natalie Joos & Helena Bordon are rollneck fans [Getty]

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