Vogue had an nice piece recently noting a veil trend in the Spring 2015 couture collections of Chanel and Giambattista Valli. They noted several reasons historically for wearing “one of the oldest female accoutrements”,
religious, formal (mourning), functional (motoring, bee-keeping), fanciful (fashion), and seductive
Their explanation for the why veils are trending in 2015 is a sense of mystery.
While this might be true for Paris couture, we think there is a “street style” veil look which we call the “DeFaceLook” ™ that stems from a desire for privacy in a world where your photograph can be taken and posted on Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Tumblr, etc. without your permission.
Here is the look from the Spring 2015 Paris couture collection, Note the lack of any protection.
Here are some looks that are more attuned to our DeFaceBook look — veil as privacy.
Veil Look – Rihanna 2009
We are still working on our approach…the footprint is the snowboard goggle.
Veil Look – Snowboard goggles
The fabric is a double thick Point d’Espirit Tulle