Limi Feu S/S 2010

Recently, I've been really feeling menswear so I thought of this collection by Limi, the adorable daughter of Yohji Yamamoto, from Spring of last year. She's really embracing the aspect of androgyny in this collection, a concept definitely reminiscent of her father. The collection focuses on emphasizing and reinventing menswear for women, with oversized lapels and collars. Everything is very simple and quite clean, with some Japanese influences shown in the voluminous bottoms. Near the end of the show, she took a bit of a turn and started showing a couple billowing dresses, which threw me off a bit but overall, I'd say this collection was quite successful.

I think the aspect of menswear that makes it so attractive is how detail oriented it tends to be. Even needs to be. Since theres a bit more limitation in terms of men's clothing, many traditional ideas have to be reinvented, and the details are often there in a much more subtle and thoughtful way. Women's wear is often not as understated and, in a way, that makes it less powerful. Sometimes I wish I were a boy. Or had a compliant brother who let me dress him every morning.

Source: Style.com


  1. I like the skinny tie combo best. Where do you see these styles fitting in your life after college: work, Saturday rides on the Metro, family get-togethers? :-)

  2. Yay menswear/androgyny! Definitely a fashion trend I appreciate. I also love the skinny tie, Carlyn.