- The Edit’s KIM HERSOV shows us how to work the new oversized tailoring trend with three key FW13 pieces
Supersized silhouettes enveloped the runway this season, as designers turned up the volume on our favorite fall separates. At The Row, billowing silk pants made an easy counterpoint to strict tunic tops; while Jay Ahr offset thigh-grazing miniskirts with slouchy graphic sweaters for urban cool. Outerwear was the focus at Richard Nicoll, where colossal coats topped off wide-leg pants and chevron-print tops. “This larger-than-life trend may seem intimidating, but it’s actually very flattering when your outfit proportions are balanced correctly,” insists Kim. “Believe it or not, XXL has never been more elegant.”
Top and belt by Stella McCartney; pants by The Row; pumps by Alexander McQueen; cuff by Maiyet
A high-shine waist-belt highlights the smallest part of the silhouette.
The new wide-leg pants were styled with oversized tunics or turtlenecks on the runway, but they also make a modern evening accompaniment to a structured, bold-shouldered top.
Words: Natalie Rigg. Photographs: Franck Sauvaire