The Peter Pan collar, that is trendy today, is well-knows as a collar for women and children of both sexes because of its curved lines. This historical cloak for children from V&A online gallery demonstrates that the Peter Pan collar was applied to childrenswear even 2 centuries ago. It was made in 1830s.
Available from http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O38438/cloak/
Each collection of Karen Millen has some amazing collars and necklines. I decided to create a new category in my blog specially for Karen Millen.
Cape collar with fastening / Blouse with a mix of Peter Pan collar, Ascot collar, and Jabot collar.
Neckline embellished with black pins. Actually pins are iconic details of Moschino neckline designs, but I like how Karen Millen applies pins as well.
Twisted neckline / Cowl neck which can take at least two different shapes. I tried in the store.
Karen Millen’s creativity! Limited edition.
Beautiful elegant necklines
I walked to Conduit Street to find a Braccialini store, as the Google Map displayed, but Braccialini was not there, so I just walked looking around and I found Anne Fontaine store with 3 white blouses in the window. All of them have focus on collars with contrast hems.
People ask me why I pay so great attention to necklines. Well, just look how simple blouses become smart because of the neckline design! There is nothing but collars!
I made a poster for my final submission at university. It contains main chapters of my written work ‘Collars and Collarless Necklines as a Brand Identity’.
‘Collars in history’ includes collars’ symbolism, functionality, and neckline vocabulary. Then I have a chapter about the importance of collars in male fashion.
‘Collars and necklines as a brand identity’ analyses neckline designs of MOSCHINO, Ute Ploier, and Hawes & Curtis, where MOSCHINO is the leader in neckline designs!
‘Collars as accessories’ represents Gemma Lister, Eleven Objects, Nauticoco, and Miu Miu.
Pictures: 1. the most famous historical collar – Elizabethan Ruff, 2. Moschino – new version of vintage teddy bear collar, 3. golden sequin collar of Gemma Lister.
Thanks to Baker Street Poster Printing! They printed this poster for me £13 cheaper!