Magdalena Velevska SS09/10
Photos: Style.com, Vogue and Grazia. Grazie!
Looks like the suiting trend is here to stay (for now anyway!) While the strong-shouldered blazer trademarked by Christophe Decarnin at Balmain isn't going anywhere, the sharp tailoring of last season has been diffused with softer, more feminine shapes for spring.
Alexander Wang showcased many a blazer starting spring 2008 and his collections have been littered with them ever since. The pink number shown above, paired with equally bright softly pleated shorts, set the benchmark for our own spring/summer collections in terms of colour especially. With the barometer set to strong shoulders, soft draping and summer colours, it was only a matter of time before the shoulders started heading south: literally.
Aussie designers have taken their cues from the greats; with the trends cropping up in the Rosemount Australian Fashion Week earlier in the year. On-trend-nowhere-near-newcomer Magdalena Velevska showcased her first independent collection combining summer colours with softly draped silhouettes, whilst still favouring "the shoulder". Dynamic duo camilla and marc continued on the success of their previous blazer-heavy collections this time following suit (no pun intended) and favouring a more delicately dishevelled aesthetic.
The '80s fanatics can continue to rejoice; big shoulders are here to stay, and this trend has made sure everybody's suiting up.