Colorful beekeeper-themed clothes take on new meaning amid pandemic

Talk about a buzzworthy clothing line!
Kenzo fashion show. Beekeeper
A model presents a creation by Kenzo during the Paris Fashion Week's Women Spring/Summer 2021 ready-to-wear fashion show in Paris, on September 30, 2020.Stephane De Sakutin / AFP - Getty Images
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Kenzo's latest clothing collection might just be their most buzzworthy to date.

On Wednesday, designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista debuted the brand's spring/summer 2021 collection at Paris Fashion Week and let's just say it was bee-autiful.

During the socially distanced fashion show, which took place outdoors, models walked down the runway in a range of colorful ensembles fit for a stylish beekeeper.

Bee-autiful in blue.Stephane De Sakutin / AFP - Getty Images

The spring/summer collection featured plenty of warmer weather staples like lightweight coats and colorful dresses, but oddly enough, it was also dominated by a plethora of netted veils.

Not your average runway show, that's for sure.Stephane De Sakutin / AFP - Getty Images

Most models sported colorful wide-brimmed hats and matching veils.

Bet you didn't expect beekeeping to become the next fashion trend.Stephane De Sakutin / AFP - Getty Images

Quite fittingly for spring, florals were definitely having a moment, as were watercolor designs.

The runway was socially distanced.Stephane De Sakutin / AFP - Getty Images

Oliveira Baptista was partially inspired by the 2019 documentary "Honeyland," which follows a beekeeper in rural Macedonia.

“It’s one of the most ancient collaborations between man and nature,” Oliveira Baptista told Vogue, referencing beekeeping and the ongoing climate crisis. “I wanted to express something about the fragility of the situation we are in. Everyone goes to the low of the situation—fear and anxiety—but we go to the high: dreaming of optimism and a future and going back to the things we’ve been missing.”

We've all gotten a lot more used to seeing face coverings over the past few months.Stephane De Sakutin / AFP - Getty Images

The netted veils certainly look like they'd make social distancing a bit easier, and some models even appeared to rock face shields.

Is beekeeping the new fashion trend?Stephane De Sakutin / AFP - Getty Images

Naturally, fashionistas everywhere are buzzing about the collection's unique aesthetic. Oliveira Baptista told WWD he was perusing photos of beekeepers during quarantine and was inspired by the "soft protection" their veils provide.

It's easy to stay 6 feet apart with this ensemble.Victor Virgile / Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

The designer also digitally warped his floral prints to make them look teary.

“The world is crying, so are the flowers in all the prints we have developed for the collection,” he explained in the show notes, according to Vice.

Would you wear a beekeeper veil as a fashion statement?Stephane De Sakutin / AFP - Getty Images

We certainly never expected to see beekeeper veils at fashion week, but it's 2020 so anything really goes!