06.07.2022

Everyone’s staple winter layer just became the unexpected street style hero at Paris couture week

Polo necks, roll necks, turtlenecks… whatever you call them you’ve probably got at least one. And if you’re anything like us, that number is a little more like 9 or 10.

A key element in almost every outfit whilst we’re being treated to such tumbling temperatures, they’re the piece you have to put on an emergency express wash-and-tumble-dry just before you jump in the shower in the morning.

In a refreshing, and unusual, twist of fate, it seems it is a feeling shared by the ultra-chic street style set valiantly pounding the snow-strewn pavements of Paris as some of the world’s biggest brands put on their spring/summer Haute Couture collection displays.

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Now, we’re no mathematicians, but we’d hazard a guess that approx. 68% of all guests entering the various show spaces so far this season have layered their look – no matter how fancy – with a humble high neck.

Everyone's staple winter layer just became the unexpected street style hero at Paris couture week

Creeping up from beneath Dior dresses, standing proud as the accent piece atop a simple pair of jeans and heels, subtly sitting between the lapels of a loose-fitting two-piece suit… everyone’s cosiest basic is truly proving its worth at the helm of one of the world’s most-watched sartorial showcases. And it’s only day two…

Scroll down to see our favourite roll-necked moments so far.

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