Paris S/S17 catwalk trend alert: The new trouser suit

trouser suit pfw ss17

The trouser suit is making its mark again. Right now we’re in the middle of Paris Fashion Week S/S17  and key themes are already emerging from the shows.

Spotted at Chloe, Lanvin, Jacquemus, Anne Sofie Madsen, Dries Van Noten and Vionnet; it was all about The New Trouser suit.

Chloé trouser suit

Chloé trouser suit

The masculine trouser suit evolves for S/S 17 with new and revised proportions. Designers play with varying lengths of jackets from cropped to mid-thigh, while an accent on shoulders is exaggerated with a 1980s sensibility, drawing focus to the waist. Trousers are worn high and are cut in silky crepes and soft cotton drills, emphasising full volume.

Anne Sofie Madsen trouser suit


If this trend were a person it would be: Kim Cattrall meets Kim Basinger

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