When Kristen Stewart wore pale jade-colored Chanel pants under a dress at the Venice film festival last week, comments on Instagram page of the stylist of Stewart Tara Swennen added: "She looks great, but looks like she is wearing pajamas. Chanel really?
But now, as normal life emerges, the style - a Western appropriation of shalwar kameez - has become the first post-pandemic trend. Dubbed 'double duty' by Harper 's Bazaar, the silhouette, which has also been seen on the runways at Louis Vuitton and Fendi, speaks of our hybrid lives and the liminal state we still find ourselves in when it s. 'acts to think about our clothes after 18 month of pandemic .
"With the scars that the pandemic has left on society, we're going to see extreme contradictions occur in the marketplace in our approach to shopping and apparel, ”says Lorna Hall, director of fashion intelligence at trend forecaster WGSN.
Joanne Thomas, from the expertn Coloro color, adds: "Low-risk consumers favor comfort, value per garment and versatility," which speaks to the appeal of the dual duty trend.
Professor Alison Go, odrum fashion historian, thinks the trouser dress is used to cover our bets as we back to work . "It allows us to bridge the gap between informal and formal clothing and start re-engaging with tailoring and sashes in a relatively forgiving way." It's a look that's sort of a safety net, bringing together the practicalities of pants with the versatility of layering. “Reference to the area between our underwear and our outwear”. She says Stewart's outfit demonstrates the recent attraction between our public and private beings and the boundaries that separateareas of our family and professional life are becoming less and less clearly defined.
Even before the pandemic changed our shopping habits, the attire was a pillar of fashion because its design is unexpected. The idea of wearing dresses and pants together rewrites the visual language of clothing and the way we normally put our outfits together.
"In this scenario, the pants don't are more designed as simple "separate " but, instead, they become combined garments with which to create new silhouettes and lines, "says Goodrum," [and] the same goes for the dress. "
The combination outfit, which has been worn throughout fashion history by such figures as the early women's rights defenders Amelia Bloomer , Ginger Rogers, Gwen Stefani and others who have questioned traditional gender roles, meannow a new era of gender- neutral wear .
For Goodrum, this is a sign that "post-genre training" has arrived. “When in the past, very precisely, pants were considered clothing for men and dresses were exclusively for women, there were always outliers that challenged this order,” she says. “Stewart's gaze highlights the complexities of growing up in modern life.