Gloves by Eclipse? Head out to your garage and you might find you’re already harbouring one of 2020’s most fashionable accessories amongst all your random junk. Ropes being used as belts were seen on the runways of Christian Dior and Rag & Bone, although their versions are likely to be more expensive than those you could pick up at Homebase. A variety of knots, twists and styles were seen on the catwalk – some served the same purpose as a belt, but most were just present for design purposes. Another accessory which designers used to liven up their looks were bucket hats – which is great news for fishermen everywhere. “Everyone will be wearing bucket hats next Spring,” Mario Abad wrote in Paper.
The colour of the season? These days, there’s never really just one. There is a consensus, however, on look-at-me colour – and it’s on acid. Valentino led the neon explosion, with a series of looks in Stabilo green, fuchsia and yellow; Christopher Kane, a longtime proponent of neon (“I love neon – it’s so man-made and loud and obnoxious,” he once told Vogue) turned out bright yellow, orange and pink lace looks that adhered to his modern mantra of “more joy”; and even Rei Kawakubo turned to neon pink in preparation for her take on Orlando (she’s designing the costumes for Olga Neuwirth’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel, opening at the Vienna State Opera in December 2019). Go glow.
Not into vests and long shorts but still looking for something that will make your suit feel fresh for spring? Then we have your answer: pinstripes. It’s been a while since we’ve seen this print work its way into the major trend circuit, so it is with open arms that we welcome it back. This print is subtle and versatile—two qualities you would want from a suiting trend. As you can see from the runway images, these fine lines were represented both classically at Michael Kors and modernly at Balmain and Sacai—meaning no matter how you identify your personal style, there’s bound to be a pinstripe look for you.
Unisex – No gender. The classic neck gaiter is designed to fit most neck sizes and offers perfect neck sun protection. However, some folks prefer a more snug fit so that the gaiter will stay up for sure. If this is the case, please consider the adjustable neck gaiter with velcro tabs. Everyday, customers write in with new uses and ways to wear the neck gaiter and we’d like to share some of them here: fishing face mask, neck warmer, cool neck wrap by wetting the gaiter and allowing the evaporating water to cool the neck back and chest, neck gaiter for running, full sun face mask, nose sun protector, neck sun protection for front, sides and back of the neck and cooling head wrap. Explore a few more details at https://eclipseglove.com/products/neck-gaiter-classic.
Let’s discuss some spring 2020 trends in the fashion industry. If the thought of hot pants makes you want to run, Bermuda shorts are here to save the day. Putting a twist on the classic suit, designers from Bottega Veneta to Chloe to Givenchy embraced the Bermuda short suit for spring. Part nine-to-five, part California cool, meet the next wave of the bike short trend. Tom Ford offered a more playful take on the Bermuda suit—opting for a hot pink mismatched-fabric iteration. Wearing Bermuda shorts off-duty or posing for street-style photographers is harmless. But wearing them in corporate setting can be tricky. Pro tips: keep the colors dark, and pair them with sleek button-downs.
Patented 37.5 technology uses active particles made from volcanic sand and activated carbon from coconut shells that have billions of micropores, massively increasing the surface area of the material. These particles also absorb infrared (IR) light in the spectrum that the human body emits it, and this light becomes the energy that powers the particle. If no moisture (sweat vapor) is present, meaning you are cool, the particles retain this energy to warm you. If moisture (sweat vapor) is present, meaning you are hot, the particles use this energy to move moisture out of the clothing system. Without these active particles, water has no reason to leave the microclimate until relative humidity is much higher than is comfortable. Want more? 37.5 active particles also trap odor molecules and then release them when they’re washed and dried. And speaking of washing, because the active particles are permanently embedded in the fiber they will last the lifetime of the garment. The fabric is knit in Taiwan.
Our clothes are made in small batches locally, you might call it slow fashion. Instead of flooding the market place with a vast excess of cheaply made clothing that goes out of fashion in a season, Eclipse focusses on well-made, durable clothing of classic designs that are made to last. By keeping manufacture local in Colorado, we reduce the carbon foot print of manufacture, support local jobs contribute to the community in which we live. Read extra info on eclipseglove.com.