Suiting, possibly the most blah category of clothing on planet Earth, is having a moment. Trouser suits were impossible to ignore on spring 2015 runways, beginning in New York with an impressive new vision from office-wear mainstay Theory as well as the debut of Jason Wu for Hugo Boss, where a star look was a slim blazer with coordinating pants offset with open-toe shoes.
In Paris, Phoebe Philo showed a blazer with a wrap belt and wide-leg trousers for Céline that communicated power with enviable ease. The Chanel runway, meanwhile, was taken with a feminist storm of tweed and boucle styles. Paired with spread-collar shirts, it recalled the women’s movement of the 1970s and the suits of that decade. Those in buttoned-up offices have (at last!) droves of options to shop in the suiting realm, but even those in biz-casual gigs should eye the relaxed trousers and deep-V blazers hitting racks.
By Nicola Fumo