Fall Fashion from A to Sequins (#3): Cocoon


We haven’t seen so many cocoon silhouettes since 1957, when Cristobal Balenciaga designed the first cocoon coat. Initially created to accentuate and draw the attention of men to the assets of women’s bodies – “Often with age comes thick waists or necks, but the wrist is the last to go” – it now appears as a statement and an updated version, which can be worn by every modern woman.

The concept is still the same:  bracelets (or 7/8 length sleeves) are supposed to make the wrist look more delicate and the waist is lower in the back to accentuate the curves.

Designers such as Burberry Prorsum and Loewe (first two pictures above) decided to recreate it in the form of a coat, Stella McCartney and Jil Sander preferred dresses and Balenciaga created a tunic and paired it with trousers.

What do you think about this silhouette? Hit or miss? Would you wear it? How?


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