THIS SEASON ITS NOT ONLY ABOUT WHO’S WEARING THE PANTS- THE TRUE DOMINANCE COMES FROM THE ONE WITH THE MATCHING JACKET!
Considering the fact that it was not too long ago, in the early 1900’s, when a woman could be arrested for wearing pants- one must be wondering when it ever became “okay” for a woman to rock a full pantsuit and padded shoulder ensemble. If you Google pantsuit definition, the first image you will come across is Hillary Clinton (go ahead-try it). The close association is appropriate as she is the only first lady to ever be photographed in one in her White House portrait and the only woman to ever run for President.
One of the first designers to make a shift in women’s attire by borrowing from the boys was Chanel.This pre-fall season, Chanel is once again making a declaration with a fresh, skinny and cropped silhouette. However, it is quite the opposite for the Tibi collection who opted for a more 80’s boxy style suit. Think Melanie Griffith, Working Girl, but more prints and more color.
The gender bending pantsuit is also stepping into 2017 with a grand assortment of fabrics from velvet to cobalt silk and timeless denim. If you are one of the many who believed tailoring has gone missing in contemporary fashion, lo and behold, it has been resurrected!