Although winters are yet to end (hypothetically) and you may still be wrapping yourself in some heavy woolen stocks in order to protect yourself from the evening chills, we thought that it might not be an utterly bad idea to to give you an insight into the sort of trends that you will see when the seasons phases out to welcome summers.
And one of the trends for S/S’13 that appears to have a non-uniformed opinion, wherein the haters are more than the appreciators, are the sleeveless blazers and jackets.
I personally like the look as it brings in that sense of modernity to ones wardrobe with utmost ease and thought of updating you, who advocated the sleeveless blazers in the market and also discuss the possibility of this unconventional piece becoming one of the most popular trends next season.
If you happened to count the numerous collections by International designers that inculcated sleeveless blazers and jackets on the high fashion runways, it would be clear to you that the biggies of the industry favour this trend. Be it James Long or Jil Sander or Matthew Miller, they all produced their own unique take, but what could easily be termed as the biggest proponent for this trend is; Versace.
The Versace collection featured several outfits that provided an inspired twist on the shorts suit look, matching tailored shorts with sleeveless double-breasted blazers and hi-top trainers.
What I liked most was that most of the blazers were paired with shirts in the same fabric and color to create a two-piece feel. The color palette had variants like soft grey, vivid deep green that were accentuated with the help of wide pinstripe pattern (with matching shirt) and single-breasted subtle geometric patterns.
Several sleeveless jackets were utilised as separates, including a pearlised peppermint jacket, a neon pink leather double-breasted blazer and an ambitious asymmetric biker-style jacket in mint green.
If you compare to Versace then the collection Givenchy featured a selection of sleeveless blazers that were slightly more oversized. With a more more wearable shades of black and pale pink, they tended to be paired with oversized shirts that hung lower than the bottom of the blazer, or the blazer itself came in an oversized cut that finished as low as knee-length.
Surprisingly, her looks came even more oversized than those at Givenchy, with sleeveless blazers in shades of black, navy blue, white and cream finishing around mid-thigh. These blazers were either paired with slim-fit trousers or oversized shorts and, continuing the theme, oversized poplin shirts for a modern Edwardian feel.
Agreed, that wearing such a blazer without anything underneath could be a bit too much but then it could work just well enough if layered properly over other garments.
And if you are a fashionista, then you surely would know that “it’s not fashion, if it’s easy to pull off.”