08 October 2008

not so cold shoulder

something i've noticed while flipping through images of the spring 2009 fashion shows is the overwhelming emphasis on shoulders. dresses, coats, and shirts on either side of the atlantic have been reworked and rethought to highlight an area that most of us would never give a second glance. here are some of my favorite photos from the past few weeks which accentuate the shoulder.

the ubiquitous balmain jacket which I love despite the slightly skeletal shoulders

nice pleating details on the shoulders of this calvin kleinn dress

over-sized, slightly 80s shoulders from chloe

shoulder adornments at comme des garcons

costume national's lapel becomes one with the shoulders

gareth pugh's shoulders have practically sprouted wings

teeny-tiny, puffy shoulders from Lanvin

Luella's verson of the one-strap asymetrical dress. variations on this theme were in so many shows...

oragami-like shoulders at Alexander McQueen

photos from www.style.com


WendyB said...

And people said defined shoulders would never come back.

kristin said...

right, wendy? haha

jessie said...

love that balmain jacket and the lanvin top is perfection.

kristin said...

thanks jessie! the whole lanvin show was really great actually- there's this amazing orange dress that I'm coveting...