Trend Capsule: Blazers

In fashion, trends come and go in a blink of the eye. However, designers manage to revive the old by introducing a little bit of their new each season. For Spring 2018, designers rolled out structured blazers in bold plaid patterns, punchy pops of color and pretty pastels.

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Versace SS18 RTW

Pairing masculine power pieces with supple fabrics and curve-hugging silhouettes helps to bring balance to these modern looks and restores femininity. At Versace, chief designer Donatella Versace and her team did just that by pairing her blazer designs with skin tight high-waisted pants, a risky two piece set, and a silky midiskirt (right). Her injection of bright colors and use of statement belts definitely brought us back to the ’80s, but the cuts of the designs bring us back to the now. Versace, as a brand, has always represented women as being confident and powerful as well as feminine and sexy. These looks embody this creative direction and give a face to 2018’s feminist woman (which is what we all should be).

For their spring collection over at Mathew Adams Dolan,  they created juxtaposed looks using tailored blazers and utilitarian miniskirts. The thigh-skimming crisp white sleeves added a nice touch to these darker looks. I was so inspired by these looks, I decided to create my own take. Go check out my Instagram to see!

A few other looks from Alessandra Rich, Victoria Beckham, and Hermes caught my eye. Have a look at the slideshow below.

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Until my next post, je m’en vais!

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