Ask any fashion designer currently courting favour within stylish circles to describe the women they wish to dress and they’ll all come up with a variant on the same theme: power. These luxury shoppers are in control, they know what they want and aren’t afraid to pay for it.
Somewhat ironically of course, the aesthetic bent to dressing these power women is to offer feminised versions of traditional men’s wear - ie, tailoring. The power woman needs bold shoulders, sharp lines and a sense of neatness that confounds fans of a floaty dress. Where has all this sartorial aggrandising led? To that most masculine of cover ups - the double breasted blazer.
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