The Spring-Summer 2013 collections may have just ended, crowning trouser ensembles and ultra-feminine dresses as that season’s principal sartorial heroes. But as much as novelty rules fashion, historical antecedence always guides it in some form or another season after season.
Popular culture is fashion’s most potent aphrodisiac and ringleader, and in recent years AMC’s Mad Men has done much to revamp post-modern style from décor to wardrobe. This mid-century look, exemplified by Knoll furniture and short dresses is, itself, influencing the greater fashion picture.
The British newspaper, the Daily Mail, recently did a feature on the many looks of secretaries overtime and some of their iconic ‘features’; their misogynist objectification wasn’t lost on anyone, but what really typified the post-modern transitional style was the movement in the length of their garments.
Yes, shorter hems not only embraced the youth culture of the 1960′s, they reinvented how women wear types of garments altogether. And today, that same ideal is back at the forefront….even in fur silhouettes. Shorter furs are becoming much more prevalent in recent seasons than they have been ever before.
As spring-summer 2013 collections testified, casual dressing is becoming a little more formal and formal dressing is becoming more democratic. Sportswear is going back to its roots, so to speak, and re-launching easy-to-wear pieces that are like fashion “master keys” that can work with almost everything.
Short furs share that same versatility. They go with almost everything from eveningwear to jeans and t-shirts classics, regardless of age and social preconceptions. This style is also a great sartorial ally when it comes to remodeling an older fur.
What do you think about these new shorter looks?
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