Strutting for no one
Because, strutting for no one in front of an artistic installation. (See other artistic installation posing).
Long coats are making a come back this season as evinced in the SS14 shows.
High fashion labels like Burberry, Dries Van Noten and Fendi sent models down the runway in light-weight jackets
that stopped slightly above the knee or at least two inches beyond and high street brands are following suit.
Although the Australian climate does not call for long jackets during the transitional period, it can nevertheless
be worn to achieve an essence of cool. Its elongated silhouette accentuates the dramatic effect and gives its wearer a
pompous and “je ne sais quoi” attitude.
Long coats come in various forms but the key thing to understand is your body shape (height plays
an important role) and how you can style it with what you have in your closet. Next time you decide to put on one out of a stylistic need rather than a functional one, try
1) wearing sneakers (to a achieve a more casual and sporty look)
2) introducting a pastel element (to soften the “je ne sais quoi” effect)
3) strutting with confidence (because you will need to match up with the super-hero flapping of the coat when it is worn loose).