The rise of Dandy girls - Kate Moss, Ashley Simpson, Gwen Stefani
Just last week I wrote about the return of Dandy boys at Kingston University’s graduate fashion show where Joshua Kane presented a collection of menswear inspired by the 1800’s style icons. It is definitely emerging as a big upcoming trend within menswear and is sure to cross over in to elements of women’s wear too.
Although it is traditionally a mens look, it can easily be adapted to women’s wear and has already been adopted by key style icons such as Kate Moss and Keira Knightley. Androgynous items are becoming a staple catwalk look, recently at Paul Smith, Stella McCartney, and Margiela.
Already available on the high street are a vast selection of wide legged, high-waisted trousers, blazers, trilbies and brogues. You might already be sick of waistcoats but there are still plenty hanging around and can be adapted to summer looks, e.g. over a maxi dress.
The look is very Diane Keaton in ‘Annie Hall’. Combining wide legged boyfriend-trousers (Gap do a great pair) with a white shirt and a navy blue blazer. For a more feminine touch, chose a shirt with ruffle detail or team a shirt and blazer with heels and cropped trousers (as seen on Gwen Stefani, above).