David Gates was right when he said that “a picture paints a thousand words.” And it’s fair to say that at least some of those words, when the picture in question is part of a fashion pictorial, describe a publication’s desired audience. For Elle US that demographic would appear to target the career woman. Remember her? The 80s and 90s dream (or so I’m told) for all women. A dream that upcoming generations simply don’t share. Hence, Elle’s career woman focussed pictorial, featuring model Hilary Rhoda, in their April 2010 issue may not only fail to appeal, it mightn’t even be understood.
The boyfriend blazer has yet to reach the same levels of popularity as the two fashion trends which influenced it: boyfriend jeans and the boyfriend shirt. Which, for it, is a good thing. While the boyfriend shirt and denim trends have reached commonality and, thus, aren’t considered trends anymore, the boyfriend blazer has found new sophistication and will be with us as a part of 2010 fashion trends In particular, we’ll see it amongst spring 2010 fashion trends.
There is something childlike and innocent about the pompom shaped head pieces, combined with smiling models and free fitting clothing, that makes this Sonia Rykiel collection uniquely quirky. Stripes, oversized suits, feathers and fur all hit the runway as part of Rykiel’s whimsical Fall 2010 collection.