Today’s Coveted Working Look: Peplums in the Office

by Emma P. | December 13th, 2011
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By Emma Pretto Peplums have been popping up on runways lately and can bring some “pep” into your work wardrobe as well! A peplum is a little flounce that extends from a garment at or just below the waist. Usually found on a skirt, dress, or blouse, the design detail is a nod to the… Read more…

Class Project: Working the Trends from the Runway Into the Workplace

by Rachel Yeomans | October 5th, 2011

A few months ago, I was asked by a professor at the College of Dupage if I would be interested in TheWorkingWardrobe being a project for his class. My response, “Of course I would!”. What each student did was take a trend that they saw during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York last month and… Read more…

Runway to the Workplace: Spiegel Lets You Shop Looks Inspired by the Runways

by Rachel Yeomans | September 21st, 2011

In case you missed it between conference calls, the Fashion Weeks are afoot! We’ve been compiling things on the back end to showcase our favorite looks that can indeed go from the runway to the office. And then we came across this email from Spiegel. You can be inspired by the runway, and shop for… Read more…

Today’s Coveted Working Look: Vivienne Westwood and Runway to the Workplace Trends from Net-a-Porter

by Rachel Yeomans | August 18th, 2011

This Vivienne Westwood wool-blend crepe dress is so beautifully constructed, but the lines on it are not too harsh. Plus the sleeves give it a very nice touch. This is definitely a high-fashion work look, but if your office isn’t on the more casual side of business attire, I’d definitely consider to add this to… Read more…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. New York. Frank Tell Works a Youthful Ideal into His Conscientious Fall 2010 Collection

by Rachel Yeomans | February 14th, 2010

Frank Tell’s clothing has always given me a sense of youthful sophistication, and his Fall 2010 Collection shown during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week worked very similar magic. Every item had something that was just a little different about it be it a simple black dress with subtle shoulder cut-out detailing, or soft powdery colors with strong… Read more…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. New York. The Helmut Lang Architecturally-Inspired Fall 2010 Collection Fits Perfectly Within the Strong Working Wardrobe Staples Collections

by Rachel Yeomans | February 14th, 2010

Architectural and textural are the two words that come to mind when seeing the Helmut Lang Fall 2010 Collection showcased during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Nicole and Michael Colovos designed their collection with very stark lines and angles, causing the clothing to stand erect with power and sophistication – garb that would work well in many-a… Read more…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. New York. Irinia Shabayeva Surely Shook a Tail Feather With Her Fall 2010 Collection

by Rachel Yeomans | February 14th, 2010

Last season’s Project Runway winner, Irina Shabayeva gave me exactly what I was looking for with her fall 2010 collection showcased during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week – gorgeous knits and clothing detailing that made me “eek” in excitement. Many of the ensembles that strutted down the runway during her show made me think of a working… Read more…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. New York. Prabal Gurung Put the Romance Into the Working Wardrobe With His Fall 2010 Collection

by Rachel Yeomans | February 13th, 2010

Prabal Gurung was one of the designers I was most excited to see during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. And apparently I wasn’t the only one – the infamous Anna Wintour showed up for this up and coming designer’s show of his Fall 2010 collection. And boy was it a show indeed! The asymmetrical sort of ‘cut… Read more…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. New York. The ADAM Fall 2010 Collection Showcases the Iconic Fashionable Look of the Modern Working Woman

by Rachel Yeomans | February 13th, 2010

I admit I don’t have many words to really describe how much I loved Adam Lippes’ fall 2010 collection for his line, ADAM, showcased during this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I truly feel that the work attire in our culture has shifted from the stereotypical suit and tie or polo and khakis, however no one… Read more…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. New York. United Bamboo Worked the Past and the Present, and the Feminine and Masculine in its Fall 2010 Collection

by Rachel Yeomans | February 13th, 2010

“A panda walks into a bar and orders a bamboo sandwich. The waiter brings him the sandwich. The panda eats it, pulls out a pistol and kills the waiter, then gets up to leave. The bartender yells for him to stop. The panda says, ”What do you want?“ The bartender says, ”You come in here,… Read more…