By: Nicol Maciejewska
At the peak of elegance in American fashion all the sophisticated and tasteful women accessorized their arms and hands with long-lined gloves. Ever since last season we've been seeing more and more models sporting this undoubtedly chic trend. The long-line gloves takes form in two silhouettes, fingerless and opera length.
The fingerless cut is the gateway into this trend. More people could get away with this cut because of it's relaxed and casual look. We saw fingerless gloves on Chanel's runway, which took form in translucent plastic with classic Chanel quilting, layered with chunky bracelets that were adorned in crystals. Of course I'm aware that Chanel's approach to this trend can be a tad over the top, a better example of this trend being casual would be Tommy Hilfiger's long-line fingerless gloves in a knit like fabric with red and black stripes giving the overall look a hobo chic vibe.
The opera length silhouette is definitely my favorite because it can add a certain spark to your ensemble. A number of designers included opera length gloves in their collections such as, Marc Jacobs, MM6 Maison Margiela, Off White, Missoni, Moschino, Oliver Thyskens, Aalto, Paula Knorr, and Richard Malone. My favorites include Calvin Klien where we saw Lexi Boiling strutting down the runway wearing a vibrant yellow shirt and skirt set paired with shocking pink rubbery like gloves. I also enjoyed Erdem which, included slate colored gloves that were embellished with decrotive jewels and pearls and Ryan Lo's which were ruffled tulle.
Next time you're trying to figure out how to accessorize your outfit ditch the jewelry and slip on a pair of long-line gloves.