Trend ReportsDec 28, 2011
March of the Penguins
With winter runways rampant in feminine tuxedos, the trend is clear: jacket required.
Story: Jill Manoff
Photos: Carmen Troesser
Borrowing from the boys is nothing new, but this season, the trend takes a more
formal turn. From the glam-rock blazers that debuted at Balmain and Isabel Marant
to the elegant suiting introduced by Michael Kors and Yves Saint Laurent (the
originator of Le Smoking), winter’s choice outerwear seems inspired by menswear—
more specifically, its black-tie staple. The take? Suit yourself! Indulge in
designers’ overwhelming tux love by shopping updated versions of the traditional
dinner jacket. Luxe textures, unexpected colors, cropped cuts and edgy embellishments
define today’s most covetable styles. Dress them up (with matching pants),
or dress them down (with jeans and a tee), and don’t hesitate to add to your growing
collection; it is homme work, after all.
 Yoana Baraschi blazer available at Mister Guy, Ladue, 314.991.5262.
 ALC blazer available at Esther, Ladue, 314.432.5300.
 Mink Pink blazer available at Meka Boutique, Chesterfield, 636.536.6300.
 Current/Elliot blazer available at Vie, Ladue, 314.997.0124.
comments powered by Disqus
05/01 |Where to Drink Now
The bar scene in St. Louis has arrived, thanks to these trendy new hot... read more
05/01 |Take Me Home, Country Roads
Get ready for summer in delicate florals, dreamy watercolors and rich ... read more
05/01 |In the Driver's Seat
With the silver screen at hand and a farewell to Mad-ness, Jon Hamm mo... read more
04/01 |Piano Man
From composing concertos to advocating for the arts, Ben Folds’ passio... read more
From her outrageous life in Hollywood to her latest Euorpean conquests... read more
... read more
10/15 |From Paris with Love
Renowned exhibition artist Hideki Seo effortlessly balances art and fa... read more
10/15 |Sew Perfect
Truly Alvarenga takes Pink Elephants Designs from the winning podium a... read more
10/15 |Haute Coffee
New shops’ buzz is about more than caffeine.... read more