In my research to make more environmental-friendly lifestyle choices, I was pleased to find that hemp fashion has evolved beyond the grainy-textured tees and hippie yoga clothes that some of my teen peers opted years ago. Thanks to technological breakthroughs, hemp can now be even more refined and blend with other materials to make it a more fashion-friendly textile.
These are some favourite pieces that I wish can be in my wardrobe now:
Francesca Tronca’s Spring Summer 2016 Collection
The Italian designer and stylist is one of hemp’s biggest advocate. Her Spring Summer 2016 Collection is beautifully crafted and curated that I want every single piece of it.
J. W. Anderson’s Oversized Lapel Coat
Unlined with the hem above the knee, this is a great summer coat to invest in. It has a classic shape so almost anyone would look good in it.
DELPOZO’s Embellished Shorts
Pair the neon-pink palettes embellished hemp shorts with a white top and nude shoes to direct focus on the beautiful detailing. Great outfit for a night out with the girls.
rag & bone’s Elsa Cropped Denim Top
This beautiful cropped top can be styled with leather culottes for an edgier look, or charmeuse maxi for a softer option.
Eugenia Kim’s Max Feather-Trimmed Hemp Fedora
Not everyone can look good with a hat, but this beautiful feather-trimmed hemp fedora will make anyone look instantaneously decked out.
Despite its durability, versatility and low environmental impact, it is still rare to see hemp fashion items being sold commercially. Its illicit image, although uncalled for, is hard to shed. Hopefully the quiet acceptance by mainstream designers and retailers could change that.