From The Runway: Pinstripes And The Gentlewoman Trend
Since two days I have been settling into London, my new residence until Christmas. Everything has been going well so far. However, I am still very nervous about the upcoming weeks. Not only will I say goodbye to my twenties this coming weekend, but also jump start into my thirties with my first sales pitches next week. It will be truly a new life chapter opening up. Keep fingers crossed for positive feedback guys!
So while in London, I can’t help but write about one of my favourite UK designers: Stella McCartney. What I love about Stella is her ability to fuse masculine and feminine designs like no other. And her fall/winter 2013/14 collection is another example of her signature style. She is bringing back the gentlewoman in pinstripe!
Pinstripe is a pattern that has been in and out of fashion for decades and is traditionally associated with rather conservative (i.e. boring) office looks. Well, no more, ladies!
This season, pinstripe is considered super cool and can not only be found on the designs of Stella McCartney, but also her fellow designers Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan and Maison Martin Margiela. It is worn on oversized coats, sweaters and even dresses – as an cool interplay of masculinity and femininity, creating the new “gentlewoman” look.
Check out my style advice on How To Wear Pinstripes!
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