Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Trend Alert: Masculine vs. Feminine

If there was ever any hesitation over whether or not the masculine trend would be a keeper, recent London Fashion Week offerings have cemented this trend once more. For instance, this year’s Fashion Week saw edgy models saunter down the runway in boyish silhouettes, masculine style trouser suits and textured rain macs courtesy of British Designer, Richard Nicoll’s collection.

Nicoll is known for his androgynous approach to women’s fashion and enjoys taking traditional garments such as a shirt dress and reinventing it with innovative fabrics and textures as to create something completely new. The Designer boasts an A-list clientèle including the likes of Sienna Miller, Bjork and Diana Kruger.

However, there was another trend out in force this year; feminine fashion also came out to play with Irish Designer Simone Rocha’s designs stealing the show. Rocha’s appeal lies in her ability to craft chic pieces which walk the tightrope between sophistication and romance. The collection was a fusion of pearl beaded collars, studded socks and luxurious gold and baby pink hues.  

Even the usually austere John Rocha lightened up with a collection which paid homage to femininity. Rocha is constantly striving to change his aesthetic and this year was no different as the designer presented his audience with floral prints, full skirted dresses and soft colours which were met with a positive, albeit surprised reception. 

Scottish designer Jonathan Saunders also joined the feminine parade with exquisite poppy printed tea dresses, sheer floral shirts, purple peep-toe wedges and satin bomber jackets. Saunders’ free-spirited approach to women’s fashion won him brownie points this year as revellers oohed and aahed over psychedelic prints and hallucinogenic colours in every colour of the rainbow.

Here at Fiorelli, we are definitely on the fence between the two trends. While we are partial to the odd pair of masculine two-toned brogues and a structured blazer, we also like to indulge our girly side with soft prints and tea dresses too! 

Our Jasmine bag in tan lends itself to both trends and can be dressed down to complement tomboy styled outfits or glammed up with a dress and heels, the choice is yours. Share how your styling yours with us on Twitter and Instagram at @Fiorelli_Bags - just tag your photos with #FiorelliStyle!

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