Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Blurring Clothing Styles
"The only style a man could call his isn't his anymore." I overheard a man saying this in reference to the photo with Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, both wearing menswear at the 2014 BAFTA. Madonna had pulled off the same look at the Grammys, adorning hers with a walking cane. It's no news that women have their own styles of pant suits but men have always "owned" the black and white tuxedo bow-tie style. Women are now adopting this style. Designers have now trimmed this style to accommodate feminine features. This is why it is obvious that it is still "menswear." Some men aren't thrilled about this development. Women, on the other hand, do not see anything wrong with the look as long as it fits the person wearing it. The lines of male and female fashion are beginning to blur when women take up the look. If left to the style and size of the men, it is seen as tom-boyish and androgynous. Now what if a popular female garment is sewn to fit a man? I'm yet to see one that is acceptable off the runway. Ladies, what are your views on this latest trend?
(ukoemem - Author; Ola Y - Editor)