Whereas this, this I truly agree with. The androgyny phase in clothing presentations seems to have transitioned into a more balanced blend of femaled masculinity (or perhaps maled femininity, as I expect Rebecca will point out).
This presentation lends itself to a gendered interpretation, ja?
graph per sartorialist
Brandon Flowers should put a bid for this suit. Marc Jacobs should make him one. The one he's been touring in might be getting a tad old.
Maled femininity, I say.
I bet Anna Wintour did green-light this one!
Very New York. Would this 'fly' in a not-so-urban setting, though?
How would you translate this into Middle-America-ns?
I would actually refer to it as a femaled design.
The shoes and the bag 'out' the garment thusly....
vavavavoom! but that aside, i think this particular trend really started from an intriguing origin. despite how great and sexy this suit looks, i think it's sad that women felt the need to dress like men in order to be taken seriously in the workplace. it should be said that i've done no research regarding this, but i'm willing to bet this is how women's "power suits" evolved, either consciously or not...
To me it days: Adorably argumentative yet sophisticatingly demure.
And I also agree with Liam.
The argumentative bit I mentioned earlier is a reflection of this 'masculine' business you seem to allude to.
The 'demure' bit is a facetious comment on traditional views on femininity and female roles in the working place. Be demure and listen to the vice of authority.
Women dressing in masculine styles became prolific in the 1930's to show seriousness of intent-especially in the business realm, but curiously, masculine styling also filetered into ladies' eveningwear of that same decade!
The bag looks good with the suit, but the glasses are unflattering. Masculine or nerd, but not both.
Also there's the neat/messy dichotomy with her hair that's being ...er messed with that works.
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