Thursday, February 15, 2007

trend: fall 07: the short jacket

dries van noten, j.lindberg, bottega veneta, lanvin, costume national

When a season is full of cropped pants and lean clothes, it comes naturally that outwear might get an alternation of its own. Traditional outwear such as peacoats were cropped at Bottega Veneta and Lanvin, as well as formal three button jackets at Dries Van Noten. It may come to one's mind that the wide spread approach to cropped and slim silhouettes was contributed by Hedi Slimane of Dior Homme, but it goes much further back in the past. What about the 60's Mod guys or the downtown art darlings who were by Andy Warhol's side at the Factory and Studio 54? Or even better, the 70's disco goers? Their looks very quite trim, cropped and subdued. Those times can be absolutely felt as most current at this season's collections.



Maddy said...

I always think boys who wear short coats look terribly dapper.

Rafe Totengco said...

Love the short jacket. I have several myself and I must say they make your legs looks longer. I like the shrunken blazer kind of aesthetic, at least for another season until the pendelum swings.