Gordon Gekko, the iconic bankster in the film Wall Street, had this to say to an up-and-comer dreaming of financial glory: “Buy a decent suit. You can’t come in here looking like this.”
This season, although the category has been hit hard by the economic crisis, European fashion brands seem to echo Gekko’s advice. Not that the Eighties-style power suit is making a comeback. But tailored clothing loomed large on the runways in Milan and Paris as labels from Dolce & Gabbana to Dior Homme strived for a more youthful, modern elegance, one that quietly conveys the confidence required to keep HR at bay in tough times.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"