Women in suits! I spend so much time talking and thinking about mens suits that it’s a swift kick to the head every time I see a woman in a great tailored suit. It can be challenging to find a well fitting women’s suit. And it raises ideas about how women should dress. Do women need to wear suits the way men do? The styles seem stuck between trying to look like a mans suit but also trying really hard not to. Its a very confused market. After all we haven’t been wearing suits nearly as long as men. Personally, when not wearing custom, I almost exclusively wear Armani. But But that’s whats so great about custom
At a London fashion week party at Annabel’s both Tracey Emin and Dee Koppang showed up in very menswear inspired trouser suits. I was instantly jealous. 10 years ago, when I lived in London, I worshipped Tarcey Emin, mostly because she made sexy profanity-laced neon sculptures that I wished hung on my walls. Now I worship the way she wears suits. I’m guessing this blue trouser suit is a silk linen blend. I love the permanent crease down front of the cuffed trouser. The sheer fuchsia blouse and the black suede Vivienne Westwood pumps aren’t a bad touch either. Ms. Koppang killed it twice with her suits this week. She has shown an interest in mens tailoring before and she totally masters the look. What could be more menswear than a bright blue 2 button notch lapel suit. Yet her rolled sleeves and rolled trouser cuffs instantly make the suit hers.