One of the Boys
She’s one of the boys. Menswear trends have come and gone, but it seems more poignant now than ever, designers are onto the androgynous look this season. With Caitlyn Jenner’s recent debut as a transgender woman and transgender models including Andrej Pejic signing on with top agencies – gender roles are quickly beginning to blur.
Trench coats, pantsuits and ribbed turtlenecks ruled Derek Lam’s F/W ’15 runway. So it comes as no surprise that Lam cited Katherine Hepburn as one of his muses. Independent and spirited, Hepburn popularized pantsuits in the 1940’s before it was fashionable. Michael Kors fall line-up also included a strong all-American menswear-inspired no fuss collection of crisp, statement white shirts, neatly tailored pieces, with borrowed from the boys over-sized sweaters and double breasted coats.
Is there anything as cool as a lady in a chic suit? Nope. Good tailoring never goes out of style.