If this round of New York Fashion Week has taught me anything, it’s that man repelling will always be in style. And while I understand that this blog may very well have a shelf-life, I’m just happy to note that fashion will always be about tailoring the collections to fit the preferred aesthetic of a strong woman–whether I’m commenting on it or not. In turn, this may leave you single forever. No fear, though. With abundant offerings from Jen Kao, Karen Walker, Tibi, and Marc by Marc Jacobs, you’ll have that void filled in no time. [Read the full recap on Shopbop here.]
Let’s break it down. Starting with Jen Kao.
With the metallic nature of the Austin Powers in Gold Member maxi dress next to what looks like a velvet cape directly out of Harry Potter fashion week, we’re prone to speculate Jen Kao may have taken a bit of cinematic inspiration in designing her collection.
Here I write a love letter to Marc by Marc Jacobs and his radical flashback to the ’70s in all its glam glory. Wave hello to the duty-length silk skirt, printed in the official colors of the man repelling tribe (leopard print) and full corduroy-on-corduroy pantsuit. I remember a time when Sex and the City’s Miranda Hobbes reprimanded poor ol’Steve Brady for opting to wear head-to-toe corduroy. Who would have thought we’d be emulating that look several years later?