April 30, 2012
Trend of the Week: Collared Shirts

While the collared shirt is more of a classic than anything, how it always seems to adapt itself into the current trends’ aesthetic makes this key piece a fashion marvel. Having gone to a school with a uniform, the trend then was to roll up the sleeves and have the top button(s) undone - making the shirt look as casual as possible.

Britney Spears was probably the inspiration that caused us to go to such, as my mother would call “sloppy,” lengths. Anyone with buttoned-up cuffs or collar was considered, well, a ‘nerd’ or social pariah. Paired with a uniform skirt to the knee, or GASP past the knee, the person in question was either a tad odd or hadn’t yet learned the ropes.

Now, fast forward to the workplace, the collared shirt is a key way to show the world that you’re a) professional and b) know what you’re talking about.

The current iteration of the collared shirt is buttoned-up the whole way (maybe those so-called “nerds” knew what they were doing). Collars are definitely a big focus for designers and in most of the Fall 2021 RTW shows there was nary a collarbone in sight.

Givenchy RTW SS 2012

Maarten van der Horst Spring 2012

Celine RTW SS 2012

We can even look forward to the collared shirt trend come fall.

Alexander Wang RTW Fall 2012

Miu Miu RTW Fall 2012

Louis Vuitton Fall RTW 2012

Looks like Uncle Karl has been rockin’ this trend all along.

January 23, 2012
Cocoons on the Runway

We hope the winter weather isn’t getting you down. How about an easy, minimalistic way to bring your stylish spirits back up? Take a look at the “Cocoon” style. This season designers chose a unique silhouette to showcase many of their designs. Whether it was done in a big way with outerwear, or in a small way with sleeve detailing, the “Cocoon” silhouette was predominant on the runway this season. Check out how designers such as Alexander Wang, Jil Sander, Prada, Stella McCartney and others brought this style to life on the runway.
Alexander Wang Fall 2011 RTW

Alexander Wang Fall 2011 RTW

Alexander Wang Fall 2011 RTW

Blumarine Fall 2011 RTW

Blumarine Fall 2011 RTW

Blumarine Fall 2011 RTW

Jil Sander Fall 2011 RTW

Jil Sander Fall 2011 RTW

Jil Sander Fall 2011 RTW

Jil Sander Fall 2011 RTW

Lanvin Fall 2011 RTW

Lanvin Fall 2011 RTW

Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 RTW

Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 RTW

Prada Fall 2011 RTW

Prada Fall 2011 RTW

Prada Fall 2011 RTW

Stella McCartney Fall 2011 RTW

Stella McCartney Fall 2011 RTW

Stella McCartney Fall 2011 RTW

Stella McCartney Fall 2011 RTW

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 RTW

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 RTW

Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011 RTW

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