THE SUIT, NO CLOSETED COMBINATION HAS SEEN AN EVOLUTION LIKE IT. THE BEATLES REVOLUTIONISED IT AND BEYOND THE JACKET STYLES THAT BLAZED THROUGH THE 60S, THE LAPEL-LESS NEHRU OR COLLAR-LESS MAO, THEIR SUITED STYLING VARIATIONS HELD ENOUGH LIVES TO DRESS SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB RIGHT INTO 2015.
There is an elemental character to the suit’s perfect Pre-Fall 2015 placement, is it not the in-between times that offer up the best surprises? The boys would agree. It was them, after all, who opened their first album of the 70s with Let It Be and that decade rolled into this year’s Pre-Fall season with a bounty full of suiting that flipped The Beatles’ bill to the ultra-dandy side of Penny Lane.
Emilio Pucci’s 70s girl has stocked her closet with the goods to take on the dance floor decked in full sparkled pinstripes and velvet flares. She’s right up to Ringo Starr in his relentless red velvet, full of swing and there’s no holding her back, the 12-Bar Original that she is. Akris pinned The Beatles’ collar-less construction. This season’s uninhibited dandy swished the sleek tapering of the pleated trouser right down for a modern day Beatle-to-Beaudelarian soul. Chloé’s girl is ringing her friends to London’s Mercury Theatre in a black ruffled high-buttoned silk blouse and tux trouser to boot. Her steps in the same spot of John Lennon’s classic 64’ snapshot donning a black Edwardian ruffle shirt and he’s calling Baby’s in Black. Lanvin’s pinstripes and crystal pendants called this Pre-Fall collection succinctly casual. Trousers eased up on the tailoring and hung loose right upside a signature Lennon pearly white knit neck. A cropped blazer with a collarless curve, crystal embezzled Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and a matchbox full of glam.