For months now, teasers and an endless slew of Game of Thrones collaborations have circled the internet and with the countdown well and truly on, the in-real-life stars are proving to be just as polarising off the screen. As the world gears up for the launch of GoT Season 8 next week, some of Hollywood’s brightest hit Radio City Music Hall in New York for the anticipated premiere.
While Jason Momoa took to the red carpet wearing his signature pink scrunchie and Joe Jonas experimented with a deconstructed suit jacket, there was one running trend that has set the tone for cold-weather styling.
Finding its way back from the ’60s when lapels were widening and denim was tighter and stiffer, it is the turtleneck that has grown to fruition in recent years. Seen on past runways including Raf Simmons’ Calvin Klein 205W39NYC autumn/winter 2017-2018, the old-school layering trick has redefined sartorial styling for 2019. And as Australia is plunged into another winter season, we’re levelling up our suiting game and banishing the tie all together for the more favourable turtleneck.
Donned on the likes of Kit Harington, Jacob Anderson and Pilou Asbæsk, the GoT actors made a very strong case for the lightweight knit, not only for their star-status but how effortlessly put together – and comfortable – they appear. While Harington and Asbæk chose and all-black ensemble, both of which are a cinch to pull off IRL, Anderson’s blue and grey twist served up a welcomed iteration.
To take the plunge into the high neck line for the everyday, we suggest all of three things. Firstly, choose a good quality knit in dark block colours when first experimenting, and steer clear of prints as to avoid looking bigger. If you choose to layer over suiting, try slim and well-fitted designs and lastly, please we beg of you, make sure you can actually pull off the turtle-neck.
For style inspiration, check out the looks above before shopping our picks below.