Thursday, September 13, 2018
Role Reversal - Karen Kane
This is from the Karen Kane Fall, 2018 catalog. You cannot fully appreciate the irony until you see the dress on page four of the in-print catalog. I scanned only the top part to highlight the written part. The "Euro Knit" dress can be seen here. "Role Reversal?" I don't think so.
The fall season always seem to feature a "Menswear" look. Other than the pattern of the fabric I am not seeing the "menswear" or the "role reversal" taking place here. Unless dresses are becoming menswear; be still my heart.
Maybe the premise is that women are moving into the more powerful arena with men's inspired fabric/items. So to wear something feminine, where doses that do? (less powerful - weak) I am not sure I like the analogy.
One positive take-a-way in the catalog and online store is larger size models and a stylish collection of "Plus" sizes. Also of note on the model above; 6 feet tall.