Catwalktrend FW2010: his jacket

August 23, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, womenswear

Your man’s pants, shoes and jackets are no longer safe next season. ‘Cause chances are you’re leaving the house in them. Especially the masculine jacket is an easy, stylish fashion item you can throw over almost any look. Whether you combine it with a cocktail dress, a pair of pleated pants or a pencil skirt. You can never go wrong with your man’s jacket.

The so called boyfriend jacket was already popular this summer, yet for fall it has become even manlier. The shoulders have broadened and the length has increased.

At Sonie Rykiel the jacket was part of a suit and seemed to belong to some kind of giant. Preen, Dries van Noten and Bottega Veneta showed large pieces as well. Also, quite a few designers opted for a double breast version.

In case you’re afraid to look too masculine in these jackets we have a few tips to make the jacket appear more feminine:

  1. tuck or roll up your sleeves
  2. wear nothing underneath or at least something with a low v-neck (like Michael Kors showed on the runway)
  3. wear a small belt over your jacket, around the waist to accentuate your silhouette.
  4. add accessories like a brooch on the collar of the jacket

Catwalktrends FW2010: oh boy!

August 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, womenswear

For fall men should keep an eye on their closets, cause their wardrobe is still not save. Putting on your man’s clothes for a masculine look is again going to be a big trend. Yet the boyfriend jeans is not so cool any more and is replaced by a pair of pleated pants, for good.

Many brands promoted the masculine look in their fall collections (Ann Demeulemeester, Dior, Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs, Kenzo and Michael Kors to name a few). Chloe stood out the most with not only wide pleated pants, but also big coats, in grey and in beige. Yet, as manly as these outfits looked, Chloe’s way of styling still made every outfit feel sexy. Also in other collections details such as thin belts, tucked up sleeves and low v-necks made the masculine looks appear feminine.

At Hermes all models appeared dressed up like man. They wore black leather suits, ties and hats and carried umbrellas. Yet it was the fit of the outfits that gave the looks a feminine twist.

Another label that took the menswear trend to another level was Sonia Rykiel. Gigantic woollen suits and coats were sent off on the runway. Dutch model Mirte Maas had to open the show in a grey woollen suit that seemed about ten sizes too big for her. But it was Sonia Rykiel’s version of the masculine trend and she sure had fun with it.