Power dressing for superwomen

Forget damsel in distress. Designers go for a femme fatale vibe in the modern woman's outfit

FIERCELY FEMININE: Alexander McQueen’s new collection is its creative director Sarah Burton’s “love letter to women”.
FIERCELY FEMININE: Alexander McQueen’s new collection is its creative director Sarah Burton’s “love letter to women”.PHOTO: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN
FIRM DEFINITION: Fendi’s outfits include strong lines paired with a light palette.
FIRM DEFINITION: Fendi’s outfits include strong lines paired with a light palette. PHOTO: FENDI
A HEAD FOR STYLE: Giant headdresses complement the hot pink and bulbous looks at Comme des Garcons.
A HEAD FOR STYLE: Giant headdresses complement the hot pink and bulbous looks at Comme des Garcons. PHOTO: COMME DES GARCONS
IN BLACK AND WHITE: Designer Chitose Abe’s Sacai collection included a white lace blouse with a trailing one-sided silk train and was paired with satin opera gloves and slouchy black tuxedo trousers.
IN BLACK AND WHITE: Designer Chitose Abe’s Sacai collection included a white lace blouse with a trailing one-sided silk train and was paired with satin opera gloves and slouchy black tuxedo trousers.PHOTO: SACAI

• This article first appeared in Harper's Bazaar Singapore, the leading fashion glossy on the best of style, beauty, design, travel and the arts. Go to www.harpersbazaar.com.sg and follow @harpersbazaarsg on Instagram; harpersbazaar singapore on Facebook. The November 2020 issue is out on newsstands now.

Just a few seasons ago, the streetwear craze peaked and the pendulum swung back towards a more dressed-up sensibility.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2020, with the headline 'Power dressing for superwomen'. Subscribe