Monday, January 24, 2011

Boy meets Girl

I have a major soft spot for womenswear inspired by menswear, it’s just so perfect. I love that a woman can look strong, powerful, and confident while maintaining a certain sexiness to her outfit, I mean it’s the best of both worlds, right?
We have a few people to thank for recently popularizing this androgynous trend but we’ll get to that in a minute. Yves Saint Laurent was after all the first to create the famous ‘Le Smoking’ tuxedo suit for women in his Spring 1966 collection so we should really thank him first. He pioneered minimalist, androgynous styles for women, as well as the use of pantsuits in modern-day society. Mr. Laurent literally revolutionized the way women dressed forever on and has continued to influence fashion designer’s ever since. 
Agyness Deyn, Alexa Chung, and Chloe Sevigny are just a few of the women who have jumped on board and rode the androgynous trend to the top….so thanks ladies, YSL would be proud. When YOU decide to join in on the fun (if you haven't already), go steal some clothing from your boyfriend or brother, he will have everything you need to get started. Remember to wear oversized blazers, loose-fitting suit separeates, and collard shirts. If you're feeling a little riskier, then please, add suspenders or a bowtie, extra points if you wear both! You'll look fabulous, don't worry.
But if you want to add a bit of femininity to your new look I understand, just add a belt, some jewelry, and perhaps some high platform pumps and you'll be good to go. Here are a few photos to get your brain juices movin’...

YSL's 'Le Smoking' circa 1975

Agyness Deyn

Alexa Chung

Chloe Sevigny

Marlene Dietrich in the 30s (oh so brilliant!!!)

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