FEMALE MENSWEAR HAS BEEN AROUND FOR DECADES AND THIS SEASON, MENSWEAR-INSPIRED PIECES ARE HAVING A MOMENT AGAIN, THIS TIME WITH A PINSTRIPED SPIN AND SLINKY TAKES ON SUITS.
Womenswear has been flirting with menswear for ages and every now and then this trend revives on the runway anew. This Spring/Summer 2016 season, pinstripes are of the moment and gender-neutral tuxedos are strictly tailored. Taking a closer look at DKNY we feel that the unisex turn has never been defined clearer. Not restrained for office only, Jacquemus introduces a gender blended spin on suits by cutting them into pieces and putting them back together again. Neither feminine nor masculine, this season’s parallel lives seem to work quite well. Givenchy’s sheer seduction literally interlaces genders. Manly bathrobes are worn with slinky nightgowns and lace is combined with sharply tailored blazers. Taking a cue from the men does not necessarily mean to drop one’s sexiness. Continuing along with Saint Laurent, we spotted a laid-back version, ready to be worn at festivals. Versace in the meantime gets us evening ready with ultra mini blazer dresses and 3.1 Phillip Lim’s sporty touch on the gender-neutral trend once again underlines how versatile this trend can be. Louis Vuitton’s manga folk seems to be an open society with styles that lay emphasis on the masculine-feminine wardrobe while A.F. Vandevorst introduces the modern dandy style to us, interpreted for womenswear. No matter if deconstructed, seductive or sporty, this season we are pleased to think like a man and borrow from the boys without losing our femininity.
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