"From the look of the spring shows last month, fashion has had a wake-up call. Designers who routinely cater to stringy adolescents, or parade arm-baring sheaths that only Michelle Obama could love, suddenly seemed to get that their most devoted clients — women well over 40 with upscale tastes and incomes to match — view the first lady’s biceps with serious pangs of envy."I am not well over 40, but starting to realize that Madame Obama's biceps are indeed an enviable exception. So, whether it's the influence of sleeve-sporting Duchess of Cambridge or the 'Homeland' heroine - I don't care. At some point, we all know the advantage of it. Long live the sleeve!
And since, as we know, a picture is worth a thousand words, let's have a quick glimpse at some of the featured styles:
|Altuzarra's hybrid cape-and-sleeve trench coat|
|sleeves draped and fitted at the wrist at Celine|
|casual rolled-up sleeve at Dries van Noten|
|Mod sleeves at Louis Vuitton|
I swear, I could feel that! My most recent Burdastyle project features an interesting specimen of the sleeve family, but more about it later ;) ...all I can say now is 'Cardin'.