With summer days inching closer, the impulse might be to emphasize your décolletage by way of exposure. But I say, it’s time to play ruff and go all out—and upward, and assert yourself with a collar that any drama queen would be comfortable in.
Take a cue from Evan Mock’s festive exaggerated collar at the recent Met Gala (above).
The Gossip Girl star’s gorgeous get-up, which featured a corset-style custom suit and ruffled neck and wrist details, was made by New York’s Head Of State.
It was HOS founder Taofeek Abijako’s first time dressing guests for the avidly-observed affair (The Walking Dead’s Danai Gurira also rocked a HOS frock), and the moment came just after the label was nominated for a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award in late April. (So, file this brand under “One to Watch”.)
But it’s not only hip indie houses that are encouraging us to take our napes to the next level. See the rest of our picks after the jump!