Vogue loves a trend that has not got much truck with the inferior. Enter the floorsweeper: pretty much unwearable on a rainy day, on universal transport or a country walk. The floorsweeper is exactly what it recites: trousers, coats or dresses that sweep over the parquet. See? Not exactly something that translates to the average norm’s commute, is it?
This course comes from the kind of women who live in the constant bloom on the Instagram post, moving from hotel to car, with a driver well-founded out of shot: the likes of Gigi Hadid, Kylie Jenner and Rihanna. It continues an element of drama even if matched with the hoodies and trainers that pocket up these women’s wardrobes.
Hadid is a fan of a long coat that spoors along the street in cream (warning: do not click this bond if you are in any way a neat freak) and enjoys monotoning various shades of caramel on her film, long trousers and, indeed, hair. Jenner is also into this and annoys her long, long, long coat over a crop top and shredded jeans. Rihanna arguably started it all of practice, with the most extreme floorsweeper of all time, the massively memeable yellow Guo Pei design she wore for the Met Ball in 2015.
The catwalk is on to this swing too, it being another arena where real life then seems very far away. Extra-long trousers are a big thing in men’s and womenswear: Victoria Beckham wore them for her post-show bow in September. And great coats were seen at Balmain and Céline in recent mellows.
All of this means that floorsweepers may be in high-street shops some adjust soon, aimed at people who do have to get use public transport. But how to transfer it to IRL? A bit of a snip to keep the fabric off the floor. Even Hadid has to upkeep her coat more ankle- than floor-length sometimes. OK, so anklesweeper isn’t rather as dramatic as floorsweeper but you can actually wear one to walk down the alley. Bonus.