As fashion trendsetters, female political candidates will have a new influence on fashion. We will see a new look ahead. With women standing forward in politics this could be a return to the classics, while drawing a fresh new distinctive style. What could that distinction be? Possibly a modernized version of the classics, with the focus on simple feminine lines; the opposite of frivolous, shabby, or funky. A chic, deliberate, confident, sophisticated, smart sense of self should prevail. The woman of today must be prepared to face greater conflicts, set new precedents, and this shall reflect in the new look.
This is the first time in history that women are at center stage in Washington. They are liberal, stylish, fashion-forward women. Could this set Washington as a major fashion capital? I believe it is the beginning of a new era.
Politics traditionally is a symbol of masculine power. The very notion of a feminine, liberating, social order among the conservative ranks of male politicians signifies a shifting movement. What can we expect to see as the new dominant trends of this new era?
Man style tailoring for women is not the answer; fashion will be inspired by a different power, a power that represents authoritative femininity. With this dramatic political change, the impact will profoundly affect the coming theme.
We can be assured that there will be a new defining characteristic of fashion, the feminine politician. Provoking symbolic power will bring clean simplicity that shows a courageous, pragmatic, uncluttered style. A return of sophisticated refinement. Fashion will reinvent the new woman.
What emerges will reflect the individual designer’s interpretation of world politics and its influence on the fashion world. The inspiration comes from the celebration of mature women in power as intelligent role models.
By Gabrielle Ruvolo, an entrepreneur, who has carved out her place in the fashion world, Hot Moon Collection was created to meet the needs of style conscious women over forty.