Inspiration for soft tailoring

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.

Soft tailoring

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Soft Tailoring by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Soft Tailoring by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Soft Tailoring by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Soft Tailoring by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Soft Tailoring by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Soft Tailoring by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Soft Tailoring by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Soft Tailoring by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Soft Tailoring by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com
Soft Tailoring by Kelly Defina for Fashionising.com

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.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.