Out of all of this summer’s trends, there’s only one that will literally make you feel cool; that, my friends, is the often underrated portable fan. Sure, it’s not what initially comes to mind when you think about summer accessories, but with abnormally scorching temperatures around the globe, portable air conditioners deserve a spotlight on the sartorial stage.
On a sunny day in Paris, Naomi Campbell proved the utility and elegance of a sleek battery-powered design while sitting front row at the most recent Louis Vuitton show. Although most eyes were on Kendrick Lamar, who was performing right next to the supermodel, my gaze was fixated on her ability to stay immaculately put together—even in the sweltering heat. Of course, she has a glam squad who deserves credit, but we also have to acknowledge the small yet mighty fan kept in hand.
If you don’t mind doing the work, a foldable portable fan works just as great, and there are so many elevated luxury designs, from Loewe’s Iraca palm creation to Gucci’s toile de Jouy design. A day before the Louis Vuitton runway show Campbell attended, Eva Longoria was spotted in Marbella, staying cool with a red polka-dot option and a Norma Kamali shirtdress.