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Brief Published: 11 Mar 2013

PFW Styling A/W 13-14: Asymmetric Lapels


A key styling trend from Paris’ catwalks, opposing lapels dictate a masculine yet nonchalant mood, and look set to be the next big street-style direction.

Seen at influential shows including Stella McCartney and Hermes, the look sees one lapel folded inwards for an upturned collar while the opposite side remains flat against the body. The look was predominantly seen on boxy outerwear and masculine suiting, offering a less-precise finish to classic pieces.

A move on from the coats-worn-as-capes styling trend that has reached such a point of saturation on the streets that it’s begun to be seen as contrived, this latest styling trick is subtle yet effective in creating a relaxed, androgynous look.

See Stylus’ latest street-style reports for more insight into how they’re wearing it on the streets.