Death of the lunch lady
Movements for equal pay and women’s rights seem to be reverberating in fashion, more specifically, these past days in the NYFW. Designers have made entire collections inspired by powerful business women.
In NYFW autumn/winter 2018 women are wearing tailored suits, pencil skirts, and white shirts, they are powerful and ready to take over the world in earthy colored clothes with a sparkle of pinks like in Matthew Adams Dolan show or a dash of gold in Eckhaus Latta’s.
But while they are strong and fierce, they do not forget their femininity, as we can see in Jason Wu’s sober outfits paired with pink shoes or Tom Ford’s tailored animal-print suits with gigantic earrings and fishnets. They are ready to party after-work, so they wear cool sunglasses with their suits, as seen in the shows of Adam Lippes and Alexander Wang and some sparkling bejeweled details here and there.
Alexander Wang Fall 2018 Show was presented at the former Condé Nast building in Times Square, in a serious working environment vibe, as opposed to his previous shows that were real parties. The inspiration for his collection was women CEO. We saw a lot of tailored suits, deconstructed blazers and leather trench coats, and some little details full of humor as the bedazzled CEO 2018 on the white shirt and tights or the Swarovski Ziplock-like bags. The tiny sunglasses gave the looks a futuristic kind-of-Matrix air.
Victoria Beckham also focused on her latest show, on suits, very business-like sleek leather pieces and coats with big belts in a military mood and colors. Huge tote bags added a little fun and color to the outfits. Victoria said that you could fit everything you needed for your kids in those bags, including the kids themselves!
Prabal Gurung sticked to his feminism activism and was inspired by a matriarchal Chinese tribe, the Mosuo, and by Gulabi Gang, the Indian group of fearless women who decided to take matters into hands to fight violence against women. He connected these 2 inspirations by the color pink (and its cousins, red and purple) most commonly used for girly princesses than for showing strength and courage!
Images via WGSN