Most of you reading will be familiar with terms like "having it all" and being a "super woman" which are used unsparingly across the media to describe how females in the 21st century could/should live our lives. No matter whether it is article in a women's magazine advising readers how to fit having a gazillion children around training for ironman triathlons and running a business or a scaremongering piece in a certain daily newspaper warning of all the awful things which happen to society when women work, there has never been more debate around the merits of living up to Helen Gurley Brown's ambition of women "having it all". Inevitably, fashion has picked up on this notion with an ever growing cohort of designers aiming their collections at women who are occupying roles both at home and in a work environment- see Lauren Cochrane's insightful piece in today's Guardian.
|Frank Miller's neo-noir Sin City (image from wikipedia.com)|
|3.1 Phillip Lim clutch at Matches press day. Now you can buy it £345|
|3.1 Phillip Lim Kapow sweater £390 at Matches|
|Mr Lim mixes up his superhero comics with his his superhero clothes for pre-fall '12 (image from style.com)|
|Balenciaga AW12 (catwalking.com)|