I remember when I learned fashion history (a long time ago, in a galaxy far far away), the return of the big broad 80s shoulders seemed impossible. But here we’re, broad shoulders have their renaissance, there’s nothing new under the sun I guess.
If a woman wants to feel empowered, the best way is to emphasise the shoulders, but on the other hand it’s such a manly attribute to have, isn’t it? The question is given; do we need to be/seem/feel more masculine to feel ourselves stronger?
But again, it’s nostalgic and interesting. Moreover, it’s exciting, and comes with a really strong image of characteristic women. When it comes with a cinched waist and stilettos, all I could think of is Sean Young in Blade Runner with her dark looks, red lips and mani, smoking cigarette in a big curling cloud of smoke. The ultimate femme fatale. Masculine and very feminine at the same time.
And look at it, what we have here? Pinstriped costumes, cinched waists, pencil skirts and dresses falling under the knee, long sleeves, black tights and Mary-Jane pumps. All of them very familiar, especially together, but it also feels very modern with all of the soft beiges, whites, creams and cognacs with the softest buttery leathers, silks and cottons.
Black and white, feminine and masculine, yin and yang, they all look great together, and like always, balance is the key. And balance is so right here. Love this collection from the bottom of my heart.
Giving the illusion of a tiny waist broad shoulders seem to be necessary anyway.
Photos via vogue.co.uk