Saturday, March 3, 2012

Trend Watch…..Extended Shoulder Square Cut Vests, Paris

Isabel MarantBalmain



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    March 3, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Definitely not a trend at MFW, glad to see Paris is offering new silhouettes…!

  2. ETC...

    March 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Love these looks… Great quilted vest!


  3. Natalie

    March 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Not sure if I’ll be incorporating this one… Not so feminine or flattering…

    Visit the new blog & let me know what you think…

  4. Aurélie & Angelo

    March 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Love this trend! Imparts a great silhouette to an outfit!

  5. modelovers

    March 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    I love the extended shoulder in every collection!


  6. monkeyshines

    March 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    stunning looks!


  7. Mimi Nizan

    March 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    I love the second one :)

  8. Moda Inteligente

    March 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Reminds me of the biker style


  9. bonnie, clyde and marni

    March 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    both collections were my fav this year!!!

  10. Fashionista

    March 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I really like the beige vest, it looks elegant and effortless. The extended shoulders give it some structure, which looks much nicer than the traditional vest style. Love love!

  11. Charlotte

    March 3, 2012 at 4:02 pm

  12. No name

    March 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    Hate it!! Bad 80s revisited…

  13. FashionUm

    March 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    L O V E L Y !!!

    Show Your Outfit!

  14. dragon fruit

    March 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    i love the square vests, and the pants in the first shot.

  15. Perlchen

    March 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Wow! Lovely Outfits :) Love the first one most!
    Gorgeous pants! <3

  16. Magdalena

    March 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Isabel Marant really brought the perfect amount of Cowgirlness in the elegant pieces of this catwalk!
    You always have very sharp and classy pictures!

  17. Lily Hye Soo

    March 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    personally i love the top look. love the light colors. very spring. love the pants.

  18. Stephanie

    March 3, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    Love the first photo!!!

  19. Elena

    March 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Amazing collection!

  20. Giorgia

    March 3, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    love the first picture! I think that the pale pink silk is beautiful on her dark skin!

    xxx Giorgia

    please visit =) photos from milan fashion week!

  21. Natasha Fatah

    March 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Dang. I just passed up an awesome blazer at Salvation Army because I thought the shoulders were too big! Shoot, should have checked this first. ;)


  22. Jane Alisa

    March 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Such a wonderful new silhouette, I love the vest at Balmain.

  23. Heidi

    March 3, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    That looks great, Isabel Marant screams spring !


  24. Brian Hemmis

    March 3, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Next thing we’ll see will be shoulder pads…

  25. Mica

    March 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I like this on the models, but not on me!

  26. Tamera

    March 3, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    Hmmmm, very 80′s. I would think you’d have to be very thin to pull this one off. Definitely not for me! (But it looks great on the runway.)

  27. Lori D

    March 3, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Saw several in this style at Maison Martin Margiella NYC today, this spring’s offerings. Great layering piece.

  28. My Style Canvas

    March 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I certainly hope we won’t be seeing more shoulder pads. But the extended shoulder vest look here is cute–not at all football player-y.

  29. Aga's suitcase

    March 3, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Nice new looks, love the photos, but personally I don’t see me in these vest.

  30. Marcel Da Chump

    March 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Feels like an anachronism, rather than retro-fashion.

  31. Karen Cittone

    March 3, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Amazing chic&sporty!!!

  32. Hunter Goss

    March 3, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Oh, no. The ’80′s are back!

    What’s next? Will MTV start playing music videos again?

  33. Desiree Choo

    March 4, 2012 at 1:50 am

    Two of my favourite shows! Both never fails. :)

  34. Freya - Fashionablle People

    March 4, 2012 at 4:32 am

    This trend is great, very edgy and biker cool. My favourite is the quilted velvet by Balmain.

  35. maca

    March 4, 2012 at 5:00 am

  36. Yuka

    March 4, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Love the Balmain vest ♥

  37. ADJ

    March 4, 2012 at 7:10 am

    This is a slimming and thoughtful silhouette.

  38. CBC

    March 4, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Love the look……

  39. Boxer's Adventures

    March 4, 2012 at 10:07 am

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  40. Heidi Howard

    March 4, 2012 at 10:24 am

    The black Balmain vest is gorgeous but the size is bizarro!

  41. B.

    March 4, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I prefer this trend for summer when you can wear jackets or tops like that with shorts, I think with boots and pants it will be too masculin.
    that Marant top is really cute
    new outfit post

  42. Eva

    March 4, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Both completely different starting points but really love it. The pants and jacket by Isabel Marant are really cute and the skirt and jacket from Balmain really tough and love that to!

  43. Claireedesign

    March 4, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Love the first photo. I could see myself wearing both outfits. Love the 80′s.

  44. Steph

    March 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    gorgeous silhouettes <3


  45. anonymous

    March 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    Love the pants of Isabel Marant.

  46. Dlight

    March 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Love it!

    Dlight from Paris

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  47. Kate

    March 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Colors, textures, silhouettes. Is there anything these outfits DON’T have going for them?


  48. kathy B

    March 5, 2012 at 1:01 am

    love the whole Balmain’s collection

  49. helen

    March 5, 2012 at 7:27 am

    The Isabel Marant vest is gorgeous.

  50. Name*

    March 5, 2012 at 10:46 am

    not much for the “big shoulder” thing…

  51. antique engagement rings

    March 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Love both photos.. fantastic!

  52. une chatte grise

    March 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    I like the Marant look, but to my eye, the Balmain vest seems clunky and awkward. As for the larger issue of styles with wider shoulders: I’m certainly no fan of shoulder pads (cue flashback of”Dynasty” theme music here), but I am always happy to see strength and confidence celebrated, and I’ll be delighted to see the end of the wispy-girlie concave-shouldered look.

  53. Bonnie McCarthy

    March 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    The quilted biker vest looks very cool -I think this one has trickle down possibilities. This could be worn with so much -imagine the possibilities!!

  54. Helen

    August 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Avoid this if you have a waist! I have a small hourglass figure, and these jackets would make me look 20 lb heavier. The fabrication is good, but the cut would suit only a few people.

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