Seen on the runway
As a building block of a woman's wardrobe, blazers are a mainstay in the seasonal (and inter-seasonal) collections in all fashion week cities - year on year. Bent on innovation and newness as fashion may be, some things are just too good to discard. That being said, styling options abound and sartorial twists are welcome devices to update the classic garment. Look to Sies Marjan
for a dazzling creased copper version of the belted blazer, and to Delpozo for a cropped one with cape sleeve detailing. Perennial favourites like striped and Prince of Wales-checked blazers were to be found at Gucci as well as Derek Lam and 3.1 Philip Lim
, but, in each case worn in unexpected combinations like tulip-hem mini dresses, oriental hats and wide-legged slacks. Count on Victoria Beckham to strip it of all detail and colour: her white blazer pantsuit is the epitome of easy minimalism.