Menswear has always been in vogue. Tailored suits, button-downs, and loafers are all signature to the style with recent collections featuring more feminine silhouettes. While I love the direction menswear is headed, particularly when it comes to catering to all body types, I rarely see a show featuring classic looks.
Officine Generale recently released their fall 2017 ready-to-wear collection designed for women. Pierre Mahéo, the founder of Officine Generale, has consistently produced modern, tailored suits with incredible design, but for men. His first collection for women did not diverge drastically from his classic design featured in his menswear shows. Modern, crisp lines define many of the looks, favoring longer silhouettes, natural tones, scarves, and turtlenecks. It is safe to say I am in love.
What makes this look so easy is that it is made up of four parts: shirt/sweater, tailored jacket, straight pants, and shoes. Since it’s winter, I’ve been living in turtlenecks, so I started with that as my base. While you can mix and match your pants and jacket, I kept my look simple with a matching black look. Finally, I opted for booties over loafers given the shorter cut of my pants and because I liked the height they gave me.
In the past, I typically brushed by the menswear collection reviews given the looks always seemed boxy and straight (while I identify as the opposite). However, after browsing Officine Generale’s first collection for women I found myself flipping through their past shows and feeling very inspired. Although I will not be adorning a boxy trench coat any time soon, I will definitely pay more attention to men’s style and try to incorporate it more in my everyday looks.
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