Suit: the combination of jacket and trousers that we all know was initially used as a men’s garment only. To legitimize this concept we had to wait for the great Coco Chanel, for fashion, and the legendary actress Marlene Dietrich for cinema. These two iconic figures completely reversed history and created a new, socially accepted model of style.
Famous people (some today would call them influencers) have always managed to change people’s vision, even on thorny topics. But who have been the pioneers of this movement in history? The story reminds us of Elizabeth Smith Miller and Amelia Bloomer. They were literally the first women to go out in Turkish trousers, peeking out from under knee-length tunics. Mocked, insulted, shunned and accused of insulting decency. Seriously? We would like to say today, but as we know all innovators are never frowned upon.
This editorial is a tribute to the Suit, powerful and timeless, and its feminist history that has challenged gender conventions.
Photography Lara Ohl
Style Noelle Konate
Models Harjeet Lamba & Emma Groeper c/o Tigers Mgmt
Makeup Darja Crainiucenco
Set Design Carina Dewhurst
Set Design Assistance Nina Oswald
Photography Assistance Milan Koch