This season has seen a rise masculine tailoring on the catwalks which have also been translated by different brands on to the high street. Also as the weather is fast changing and winter is upon us this type of trend is one of the best ones to keep away the cold. In the 70s Yves Saint Laurent gave us the ‘Le Smoking Tuxedo’ suit which gave a very silhouette that not only stood for a change in fashion but also strength in women. Nowadays no woman needs to prove her strength by wearing a suit but designers have taken inspiration from this to create a new look for women who like to play around with clothes. Stella McCartney, Balmain and Maison Martin Margiela executed this looks for their Autumn / Winter collections.
There’s a common misconception that this trend cannot be feminine however there’s ways of softening the look. This can be done by sharp silhouettes and feminine be fabrics and soft colours. Waist tied wool coats and boyfriends inspired pea coats were common on the A/W catwalks, get yours from Topshop, Asos and Karen Millen. Suits and sharp tailoring are coming in a lot more.Think Jenna Lyons (J-crew designer) and blogger for Girl in menswear for inspiration. These two have been seen wearing their ‘manly’ clothing in a perfect way.
For those not looking to go all the way and just take parts of the trend then you can get this season’s must have flats, the Monk shoe, or steal your boyfriends shirt and button it to the neckline with a gold watch to finish off. Shop these looks at Zara and Asos