What does a self-supporting lady appear like in the age of #MeToo? As designers tried to register the change in perspective post-Trump, post-Times Up as well as post-My Job Should Not Include Abuse, reflecting the preferred sentiment of empowerment with their actual joints, sleeves, buttons as well as hemlines, the autumn/winter 2018 period just served to underscore what wonderful style has actually constantly had to do with: making women feel great.
That does not suggest there weren’t buzzwords. Many designers talked about the notion of “protection”, discovered most actually with Hazmat suits and boots (Calvin Klein) and also much more commercially via myriad heavy tweeds and also a “one coat excellent, 2 coats better” technique to fall layering (Balenciaga, Givenchy, Marni, Prada).
Much more gone over the suggestion of garments as “armour”, using leather dresses as well as head-to-toe animal print and also a nod to the subversive spirit of the Seventies. On that particular note, the armour theory was posited most eloquently by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton, who talked about transformation and “all the expressions of womanhood”, however with the particular honesty that suggested she replied to a question about whether an overblown pink fringed dress was a moment of feminist reckoning with: “I simply thought, why not? F ** k it … We’re in fashion.”