Since Yves Saint Laurent introduced le smoking, the “power suit” has evolved and has left a permanent mark in women’s wardrobes. This season, the suit was reincarnated across multiple Resort 2015 collections. All over matching prints modernized it at Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Oscar de la Renta’s take on the classic added an allover silver print on a modern slim cut blazer with cropped ankle trousers while Tomas Maier opted for an androgynous tailored look. With so many iterations of the suit for Resort season, we are interested to see how this trend will translate to Spring and whether it will catch on within the younger markets. As a great transitional piece we have a feeling that with a few changes this classic could become the must-have transitional item for Spring 2015.
We are asking you, our designers, how would you change this modern day suit to make it translate into a Spring collection. With the matching crop tops, skirt and short combos we have been seeing on every “It girl” this Spring, do you think this means a resurgence of the matching trend. Is the suit still too mature for a younger client or is this the next level of a fast fashion trend?
We would love to see how you’d make this work for next Spring and the different design choices you’d make to place it within the contemporary, juniors, women’s and missy markets.
Ready, start, sketch!