Put tailoring and androgyny in the same sentence and you might be inclined to think of something very hard. You might think of sharp, structured suiting and slicked back hair; you might even picture something that leans a little to the corporate side. But androgynous fashion as a trend in 2012 is more concerned with how traditionally masculine cuts can be transformed into something feminine – into something soft.
Enter the realm of soft tailoring, where suiting is just as likely to be made of printed silk as it is from traditional wool, where blazer sleeves are nonchalantly rolled up and soft, sheer blouses create contrasts with structured peplumed skirts. Best part is, it’s a world where anyone is welcome.
If you’re unsure how to rock a soft tailored look yourself, you can always take some cues from Kelly Defina’s (KellyDefina.com) latest shoot for Fashionising.com. Styled by Mercy Watson into a variety of looks, it’s matched by soft-yet-voluminous hair by Vanessa Belle.
You can view the shoot in full by clicking on the thumbnails and perusing the gallery.