The emerging trend of the season
Blazers are in vogue — with a list of celebs like Rihanna, Gigi Hadid and others opting for them as go-to pieces
New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has raised the bar for street style, but amidst all the fashion chaos, a star piece has emerged — the statement blazer.
Bold, mannish jackets have been on the fashion radar ever since singer Rihanna donned an outsized one while meeting the First Lady of France, Brigitte Macron, to discuss her global education initiative back in July.
The statement shoulders and long sleeves of RiRi’s blazer gave a playful twist to business dressing, and set the tone for fall dressing.
Since then, supermodel Kendall Jenner has been spotted working the oversized blazer as her new go-to piece for that off-duty model look. She was also seen donning a mannish, too-big tweed coat, a move which was also followed by singer Selena Gomez.
But while Jenner has teamed her tailoring with jeans and sweaters, TV personality Kim Kardashian West has taken things to the other extreme, wearing the piece as a dress (coincidentally also a look that Rihanna has sported during NYFW).
Of course, the blazer can also be worn the conventional way. Both models Gigi and WestBella Hadid have been rocking the trend on the red carpet, with Bella opting for a gold and double-breasted one for a Max Mara store opening, and Gigi kept making repeated appearances in brightlyhued suits throughout NYFW.
Indeed, blazers are shaping up to be the most in-demand statement piece this season.
Kim Kardashian West in a tan blazer dress; Gigi Hadid (inset)
The First Lady of France, Brigitte Macron with Rihanna
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