Apparently, I have unintentionally started my own collar collection. I say apparently, because without actually noticing I have accumulated quite a diverse range, covering everything from shirts to dresses, prints to plains and embellishment to texture. While modernised adaptations of classic dandy dressing have become more and more accessible and the art of mastering androgyny has been explored season after season, it appears my buttons have been making their way higher and higher up my neckline. Gone are the days where a button up shirt stood as a rigid representation of the structured corporate world, collars are reinventing the rules, offering a perfect combination of convention and creativity. After years of hiding behind the shadows, (or rather, the details), of the waist, experimental variations of the collar are becoming a styling focal point, as classic or casual adaptations of this dandy inspired trend draw our attention north. As we’ve already established, my style is a combination of low-key alternatives, so part of the collar’s appeal, is its ability to create a minimalistic sense of casual cool. Buttoning up your shirt, (or dress), creates the perfect opportunity to incorporate bowties, collar cuffs and layering, modifying what was once a historically traditional look into unconventional contradictions. Innovative variations of the collar are keeping the tradition of the dandy alive, as we embrace new ways to adapt a style that has the power to simultaneously represent a legacy of structure and a new approach to subtle convention.