In the 1980s women’s fashion was dominated by what was known as menswear at the time.
Typically, an outfit would consist of a sports jacket, trousers and a big overcoat and It’s safe to say that Italian designer Giorgio Armani fathered this look in his fall 1984 collection.
Huge flourishes, gestures, broad strokes and silhouettes expressed in rich and gorgeous fabrics from double faced cashmeres, meltons, and tweeds to faille, moirés, iridescent and flocked taffetas, radzimir, velvet and warp print satins. Introducing Marc Jacobs Fall 2018 • Watch the Marc Jacobs Runway Show now on Instagram Stories #MJFW18
The concept of menswear was a simple way for women to wear the same clothes in their professional lives as well as their personal ones.
During New York Fashion Week’s fall 2018 ready-to-wear season, designers took the liberty to reinvent this classic look in their best new millennium renditions.
Whether it was Victoria Beckham’s style of suiting that emphasized the waist with a strappy belt, or Marc Jacobs’ bold shoulders and baggy pleated pants, the power suit was a notable trend on the runway.
Alexander Wang held his fall 2018 ready-to-wear show at Condé Nast’s previous location (Four Times Square Headquarters) on the 21st floor. Like most runways, Wang’s was one like no other.
Although we are now accustomed to over the top and excessive venues during fashion week (who does not love a supermarket full of couture) cubicle walls were arranged on either side of Wang’s runway giving it a major office vibe.
The collection itself was a mixture between a working girl and a revamp of The Matrix. You could call this a visual homage to Wang’s start in the fashion industry as an intern at Teen Vogue and Vogue.
While Alexander Wang continues to stick with darker hues in his collection, chromatic colourist Sander Lak revealed his fifth collection for Sies Marjan.
Sies Marjan has not been shy of their soft colour pallet, but the silhouettes of capelet-sleeved dress and fur jackets of maroon to jade ombré brings a high intensity to the pieces.
This standout collection also included shaggy peacoats, flared pants and holographic parkas (it looks as cool as it sounds).
In Amy Smilovic fashion, Tibi’s ready-to-wear collection was a reflection of “modernist modesty”.
With Tibi, Smilovic has proven her knack, and savvy, to interpret and amplify trends (recycling styles is a continuous notion in the fashion industry since the 1980s).
Models strutted down the runway in knee-high boots, fluid jersey dresses and over sized relaxed suits – total causal work day attire.
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