For some reason, fashion has decided that the excessiveness of the ‘80s is in vogue once again, because a slew of designers are championing the trend through their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. In particular, the power shoulder seemed to be the default reference of the era.
Humberto Leon and Carol Lim at Kenzo paid homage to Joan Collins’ Empire days with exaggerated shoulders puffing out of sci-fi designs, while Anthony Vacarello kicked off his directorship at Yves Saint Laurent with a collection that was dripping in sex appeal. And then there was the Caten brothers at DSquared2 and a collection that was as campy as it could get.
While we at The Weekly try to push you to try new trends, we figured we should lead by example. So for our first round of test-driving trends, we are tackling the power shoulder trend for 24 hours, and here was what happened.
Reporting by Aaron Kok and Natalya Molok. Runway images: Showbit.