Blazers of Glory

Every female executive’s best friend, this classically masculine look has been drawing long stares from fashionistas around the world this season.
Text by Mariela Ortega | April 18, 2018 | Fashion

It should come as no surprise for an era that’s mourned the loss of cross-dressing cultural icon David Bowie and the stagnation of general gender roles: Once again a classic menswear item gains a coveted cubbie in every woman’s closet. This season, blazers of any possible tint and iteration were found in almost every runway of the world. Gucci, Balenciaga, Prada and French fashion faves Balmain are just a few of the designers that decided to re-examine this tired, yet traditional piece and make it a must have for Fall/Winter 2017/18. The best thing about this stalwart standby of the upper crust? It’s almost infinitely versatile, tastefully tight and body-conscious for a formal look or artfully oversized to grant it a more fashion-forward aura. From a big meeting to a casual date, the blazer has the versatility and verve every girl is striving for.