With this Summer’s weather being as indecisive as Nicki Minaj's hair colour, I’ve found myself strangely longing for the Autumn months ahead; purely to gain some clarification in what to wear! This lead me to look at what have been cited our future trends, and it seems once again we find the return of our beloved Tuxedo.
Since Yves Saint Laurent produced the conspicuous “Le Smoking” jacket back in the 1970’s, the tuxedo has been a reoccurring trend in the feminine wardrobe. It is constantly blurring the gender divide of fashion. A classic; but by no means dull.
Previous reinterpretations of the trend have been fairly safe; as I guess the general concept of a feminine woman in a full tux was contrast enough. But for 2012’s future trend we begin to see that innovative touch we hope for in new catwalk collections; a personalised approach to the two piece tailored uniquely by various design houses. A bit of lace here, some skin flashing there, and a red lip to trop. The simplest, yet most powerful statement.
(LTR: Hakaan; Jason Wu; Emilio Pucci; Chanel)
(LTR: Yves Saint Laurent; Lanvin; Balmain; Dolce & Gabbanna)
It’s goodbye to the original concept of power shoulders, frills and an over the top a mish-mash of bow ties and bowler hats. But hello to all things wonderful about the initial trend. Can we go wrong with a flash of 70’s glamour? Whether velvet, diamond encrusted or leather, the new seasons Tux is sure to win over us all.