Back at New York Fashion Week, Gwen Stefani put on an eclectic show for L.A.M.B with street, military and menswear inspirations. The collection employs men’s ties, slouchy cropped pants, oversize shirts and jackets and tough-looking leather pieces to add the edge to women’s wear. Embracing the spirit of the line and Gwen Stefani’s personal style, the clothes cater to fearless young women who like to make a statement. Wearers of L.A.M.B. are self-assuring about their feminity. The clothing line helps to empower them to put on menswear without risking their sensual power.
Moschino Fall 2011 collection at Milan Fashion Week can also be described as taking inspiration from menswear and military uniform. However, this is done in a formal manner as opposed to L.A.M.B. street vibe. If L.A.M.B. channels the military look through its greenish palette, Moschino takes on a chic interpretation of the navy uniform.
Models strut down the runway in captain’s hats, their outfits black, white and navy with a touch of gold (hoop earrings, belts, emblazons, buttons). Designer Rossella Jardini’s contrast trimmings and linings on the jackets translate beautifully. Moschino pants have a slimmer cut, although the tuxedo ones are more baggy around the hips. To maintain the consistency of the black tie atmosphere, the collection opts for discreet bow ties.