Disneyrollergirl mulls over the marriage between menswear and womenswear
Each menswear season I take more and more interest. Is it me or is menswear and womenswear becoming ever converged? This season we saw candy-coloured suits at Wintle, drop-crotch floral pants at Comme and diaphanous man-blouses at Dior Homme. Beautiful - I'd easily wear every one of those looks.
Combine this with the news that Harrods is fancying up its menswear basement with a £9 million pound refit and Topman is expanding its Oxford Circus flagship with an entire new floor and I'd say that menswear is the new womenswear.
So what does that mean for the girls? Lots of things. Being able to think outside the box when it comes to trends and shopping the mens departments for that perfect pink cardigan with slouchy proportions and unfussy details; Rooting around Topman and H&M for the smallest size 34 blazers (why buy a girl's boy-style blazer when you can have the real thing?); And having a whole new secret source of options that won't be immediately obvious to your style rivals, thus less chance of fashion duplication at those competetive summer soirees. Now if only menswear designers could start coming up with some natty new dresses, our lives would be complete.
[Dior Homme photo: Coutorture.com]