Yesterday must have been heaven in Paris -- Balmain, Balenciaga, and Rick Owens all showed their F/W 09 Collections -- to much critical acclaim. Yum. But what caught my eye was a little more unexpected. We all know it's the year of the shoulder, but who knew there was such amazing waist tailoring about?
I'm a down-to-earth fashionista, and I'm always on the lookout for a wearable trend that translates to the fabulous women of real life. This is absolutely such a trend, and a nice evolution from wide, squeeze-it-all-in belts. Take a look at the beautiful detailing courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Bruno Pieters and Rue du Mail:
I love the geometric shapes like triangles pieced together to accentuate the waist. Clearly there's something here for every woman to love!