NEW YORK, NY MAY 14, 2016
When was the last time you wore a neck scarf? In all likelihood, it may have been the time you starred as Frenchy in your seventh grade production of Grease. The details are fuzzy. But this season, the scarf is making a major comeback.
The buzz started back in September when designers across the globe rallied behind the forgotten accessory. Saint Laurent and Tommy Hilfiger channeled 70s groupies with long, thin, knotted scarves, while Tom Ford and Acne Studios brought back the 90s choker — this time with silk foulards. And who could forget Frida Giannini‘s last collection at Gucci? The knotted neckerchiefs were the main attraction.
Fast-forward to Fashion Week Fall 2016 in February. Olivia Palermo and the Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine (check out her scarf-tying skills here) were just a couple of the front-runners to adopt the trend off the runway and show how to wear a scarf IRL. Since then, silk kerchiefs and bandanas have been multiplying overnight. Suffice it to say, neck scarves have officially replaced your statement necklace.