Kamala Harris, the vice president-elect of the United States, has brought back the suave, crisp power dressing in fashion trend. An outfit that equals confidence and allows you to express the position you have through the clothes was once made famous by International designers like Giorgio Armani in the 1980s.
"Kamala Harris reminds me of how Indra Nooyi made a huge statement in the fashion world when she took over as a CEO at Pepsi Co. Well defined and crisp silhouettes help these women demand respect and exuberate confidence with power.
Harris knows that she is trying to make her place in a man’s world, the reason why she is mostly playing safe with masculine or neutral colour tones like blues, blacks and whites. I won’t be surprised if her statement in colours switch to more feminine tones when she is more comfortable," designer Varija Bajaj told Opoyi.
In today’s time, fashion houses like Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, and Alexander Wang are giving their twist to it by adding some fun element like teaming it with a cravat or wearing it over the shiny black vest.
In Bollywood, we saw how Deepika Padukone gave a sexy touch to this trend in the past when she opted for a black Balmain ensemble. Her head-turning jumpsuit had an attached hoodie and risque waist cut-out details. She layered it up with a crisp blazer and accessorized it with statement rings and bracelets.
For Anushka Sharma, this trend has a special place as she is often seen pulling off the androgynous look with aplomb, thanks to her height and slender figure. In one such event, she opted for the bright red pant-suit and teamed it up with the belt.
Even Bhumi Pednekar and Lisa Haydon seemed to be fascinated with this trend too. The ‘Durgamati’ famed actress looked elegant in a navy blue Nikhil Thampi pantsuit, which she teamed up with gold accessories, Lisa Haydon donned an oversized jacket during several of her photoshoots.
One of the other ways of wearing this trend is to let it loose and bare your midriff with no shirt.