Opera gloves for fall 2021 street style trends – CR Fashion Book


Yes, gloves. The kind your grandma would carry in her purse, of course, but also any variety of veil, leather, or latex will do. Whether you slip them on under the guise of sunscreen, regal-inspired modesty, or simple old-fashioned fashion, there’s no denying that fashion can’t get enough of the red carpet favorite this year. fall. The humble glove is experiencing a moment of escape, going from a practical garment to an avant-garde accessory, and it has been a long time in coming.

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For starters, this isn’t an entirely unexpected trend, as gloves have slowly gone from practicality to fashion over the past few years. Designers like Marine Serre and LaQuan Smith teased opera gloves on the runway, the latter harnessing a combination of beginner and domineering energy while the former specialized in long, moon-print second-skin gloves. Serre (who branched out after working under Demna Gvasalia at Balenciaga) is notably one of the designers who brought masks to the catwalks before the pandemic as a commentary on pollution, so it is no wonder she’s got a head start with gloves. . While the delicate, form-fitting gloves of Serre’s manufacture may not be the most practical for preventing germ transfer, it’s hard to deny the general trajectory as art tends to mimic life.

Marine Serre Fall / Winter 2019

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Valentino sent gloves to the catwalk last year for their Spring / Summer 2021 and Fall / Winter 2021 haute couture collections in a range of face colors, from leather gloves up to the elbows that roll up the arms of a model wearing a glittery pink waistcoat and neon gloves that stand out under the structured Lady Gaga armless dress. Daniel Roseberry also has a fondness for gloves as demonstrated by Beyoncé, who was stunned in a Schiaparelli creation with long black gloves for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards. The accessory worked almost like a dummy sleeve, as if the singer had donned the whole look in one fell swoop.

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Other designers have jumped on the glove bandage, accessorizing the arm space that sometimes remains intact if not for a bracelet or two. Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons’ first menswear collection which debuted in early 2021 included plenty of gloves, mostly leather and some with hand attached coin pockets for easy access to your cards. credit. Gucci took a more delicate route for its Spring / Summer 2020 collection in Milan, pairing tight-fitting gloves with fragile lace and lingerie-inspired details. Jeremy Scott performed in mismatched opera gloves and an oversized glove shawl that drapes Precious Lee’s shoulders in the most perfectly impractical way for Moschino fall / winter 2021, while Miu Miu chose the super-practical for the fall / winter 2021, adorning their models with a fluffy glove placket as they strutted through a snow-capped mountain landscape.

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Gucci Spring / Summer 2020

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Moschino Fall-Winter 2021


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Miu Miu Fall-Winter 2021

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It’s not just the biggest players who have tried their hand at this new accessory, smaller designers make gloves cool too. Influencer and designer based in Jeddah Alaa Balhky by Alaa Bint Hashim has been playing in sheer, delicate gloves since launching in 2019, sprinkling her Instagram feed with editorial snaps of hands covered in lace in various states of jeweled opulence. Balhky says: “I’ve been seeing gloves since Rodarte’s presentation in 2019 and wanted to create something fun that takes us back to a time when you matched [your] gloves with your hat. “

Seymour gloves, founded by Melissa Meister and Tiffany Anderson, specializing in sustainably made leather for the active woman in a style reminiscent of a vintage driving glove. These are gloves designed to be practical, cool and fashionable, with the added bonus of being washable (try running them under water and you’ll see for yourself). There are niches to be filled in the glove market, and designers around the world are mobilizing to fill these gaps with slow fashion and sustainable practices for guilt-free glove wear.

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And as fashion always imitates life, designers have started to look to street style just as much as designers also function as the initial source of inspiration. We have to thank our digital world for this trickle down effect, leveling the playing field where street style stars are born out of nowhere through their ability to jump on a social media platform and share their sartorial designs for that. everyone can see them.

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Outside the Marc Jacobs show on June 28, 2021

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Berlin, Germany March 15, 2021

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Paris, France February 23, 2021

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While some creatives don gloves to pay homage to the decades of Jackie Onassis and Audrey Hepburn, others don’t go so far back for inspiration. The 2010 Avril Lavigne-style punk-rock sock is seeing a resurgence in popularity with the matching skinny scarf, acting as the next evolution of the ever popular matching knit ensemble where gloves are meant to mimic sleeves with cutouts, a another strong, recent significant trend. Even dresses with matching gloves are more aimed at creating the visual illusion of a sleeve than the more modern, cooler sister of the off-the-shoulder silhouette. Fashion takes a look at the glamor and mystery of an impractical long opera glove with a playful character that allows for multiple iterations – unsurprisingly, as maximalism and pushing boundaries has been the name of the styling game these days. last time.

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The influx of rubber gloves lives on the other end of the spectrum, as creatives have flocked to household essentials to use them for editorial style. The oven mit is unexpected and even shocking to see in the context of fashion photography, offering a vinyl texture and rubbery contrast to fine pieces of jewelry like rings and bracelets. This peculiar style hack is also a playful jab in the last year of protective clothing ads, a cheeky twist on cleaning product ads that 2020 had no shortage of.

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The glove trend takes something practical and turns it into wearable art that comments on the state of our lives. The glove is nothing new, it has spent time evolving within subcultures and over the past several decades, so your eyes have been opened for all kinds of variation as we move into this new decade. Because maybe in the past the glove only worked to hide a fingerprint or cover a touch, but make no mistake, we would dare say it has evolved in the face of the way our world works today. hui. Maybe the glove’s appeal is that it helps a new aversion to touch in an aesthetically beautiful way, or maybe it’s just the appeal of how the glove barely teases skin-to-skin contact. skin. Either way, it’s clear that fashion seeks to find beauty in something as mundane as a rubber glove, adorning every inch of skin that could possibly benefit from an accessory.

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