One could argue that women in the 1980s and 1990s were the true pioneers of modern-day feminism. It’s on their shoulders that today’s female population stand on in their plight for gender equality. Consequently, this is an idea that the design team behind See by Chloe seems to agree with, which is probably why they were inspired by the said decades to create their Pre-Fall 2019 Collection. During those times, women were largely dressed in masculine overtones—big silhouettes, industrial fabrications, and the like. See by Chloe translated such styles into a more feminine yet still strong attitude. For one thing, the tailoring here is much more relaxed, as exemplified by a pinstriped pantsuit with a vest instead of a business jacket. Dresses here were a lot flouncier too—evidently made by cutting the fabrics on the bias. In terms of silhouettes, they remained streamlined and minimal, very much in the vein of the pragmatic fashions of the time. As a whole, this collection proposes a new and more casual type of power-dressing that, while inspired by the past, is very much the look of today.
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