There’s nothing like Fashion Month to remind us just how much we love clothes – and designer clothes especially. But due to an ongoing global pandemic, this Fashion Month is a bit different. As well as a large portion of it only being accessible online, some brands – Marc Jacobs and The Row, to give two examples – aren’t showing at all. Already, this season has demonstrated that the uncertainty of 2020 is unwavering – and its effect on the fashion industry in particular may last well into 2021. One thing that tends to always be certain, however, is what – and who – we like. And that’s why we love designer T-shirts.
We all have a brand that we’re obsessed with – one that usurps all the others into irrelevance. If possible, we wish to clothe our future children in it and we definitely – DEFINITELY – wish to be buried in it. Usually, we’re accustomed to adoring brands in relative silence. You say it best when you say nothing at all, we think – and this is often correct. Wearing designer brands that don’t loudly announce their identity – especially to people who don’t give a damn – is possibly the chicer option, but it’s also the pedestrian one. Just as it may prove wise to tell those you love that that is in fact the case, you don’t have to subtly signal how you feel about your favourite brand – you can wear it across your chest with pride.
It’s probably also worth mentioning that designer T-shirts – or at least the ones we like – are gorgeous pieces of clothing in and of themselves, regardless of whether they’re emblazoned with brand names or not. The Paco Rabanne T-shirt, for example, features detailing to make it as flattering as anything. And those by the likes of Martine Rose and Telfar? They’re just witty – and funny – AF.