It will undoubtedly be the coolest accessory of this season: collars are now taking their revenge and there is no designer who has not proposed his own personal version in the spring / summer 2021 collections. Chic and fun at the same time, the collars are extremely versatile, but above all, they go well with everything: we have seen the rounded collegiate ones in the Resort collection by N°21 and the macro cape-effect collars by Patou. With the right styling tip they can be transformed into many different looks.
Wear it together with a slightly retro wide-sleeved shirt, a tight knit knit sweater, over a T-shirt. Combine with collarless dress with wide sleeves, jeans (together with shirt or tight-fitting sweater), cyclists (perfect in contrast to the masculine cut shirt and collar).
For those who have already purchased the shirt or blouse with a wide neck, now you just have to add a mount-and-dismount collar to use as an alternative to the necklace or scarf to give a little glam and change the face of the garments that they have been in the closet for months or years. The undisputed queen of the collar remains Lady Diana, who wore this accessory, strictly in white, over any garment (even with elegant silk dresses). An eclectic style that ranged from broderie anglaise to poplin micro ruffles. And Kate Middleton is no exception: we wonder if the white Ghost blouse with black collar worn in various calls on zoom is a tribute to her mother-in-law.
But, when is the collar born? It is believed that it was invented by Hannah Montague in Troy, New York in 1827, after she removed the collar from one of her husband's shirts to wash it and then reattached it by sewing it. In 900 a great supporter was Lord Brummel; for him, the collar represented a fundamental and essential accessory. In fact, the use of starched and very white collars at that time dressed the figure and habits of the Dandy: "synonymous with the elegant life that looks out to know the world". Subsequently, only in the middle of the century did soft collars begin to emerge thanks to the entry of the shirt into sport.