Fall 2010 Fashion Week Trend: Strong Shoulder 2.0

February 27th, 2010

Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Strong Shoulder at Yigal Azrouel, Marc Jacobs, and Derek Lam.

Style tip?  Fall 2009’s emphasis on the shoulder continues into Fall 2010.  But it’s not the same old shoulder for 2010.  What first arose as a throwback to the 1980s, the strong shoulder has evolved past the plain jane shoulderpads into something more sophisticated - and decidedly more feminine.  Try a poufy shawl, as at Marc Jacobs, to provide a womanly emphasis on the shoulderline.  Or do as Derek Lam does, and draw emphasis to the shoulder with tailored colorblocking.  Not your cup of tea?  Then emphasize your shoulderline with interesting detailing - such as the oversized piping at Yigal Azrouel. How do you wear the strong shoulder?  Boldly and proudly.  There’s just no other way.

What do you think?  How would you wear the strong shoulder?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews,Runway Reviews,Trend,Trend Predictives,Trendscape,Trendscape,What's In and What's Out,Women

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anonymous  |  February 28th, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    These pics each show shoulder detailing of unique class and elegance but I’m not sure the world is ready for the monstrous robot-like shoulder pads of the early 90s quite yet. Though they have been popping up in stores lately.

  • 2. katie  |  March 1st, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I love the Marc Jacobs take on the shoulder. So classic and elegant, without bulging shoulder pads or wing-like shoulders.

  • 3. heather  |  March 1st, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    saw this on Gossip girl the other night….reminded me of “dynasty”

  • 4. Colleen  |  March 2nd, 2010 at 5:54 am

    Love the Marc Jacobs….great lines!!

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