Designing the Structured Blazer

I've been studying blazers for a long time. Fascinated by the overall shape of them, I look deep into the details. It's really all about the subtle details with blazers: length, lapel, collar, buttonhole(s), pleat or vent, double welt pocket or flap. There are so many variations of this classic shape that one must really think about their point of view when designing a unique one. 

I am a huge shawl collar fan. Notch and peak lapels feel really masculine and sometimes slightly forced. Maybe it is that I have seen a lot of things in my time, but I believe subtle references are often the strongest. The shawl collar has a refined smoothness. It channels Hollywood's great crooners but softens the edges and allows for the femininity to imbue.

This jacket had to be a longer version since I feel that is extremely modern. It needed to be a sophisticated statement that would elongate the body and highlight the waist. The vintage inspired gold and silver filigree single button at center front and cuffs wink to a sophistication of yesteryear.

This blazer is to be worn how it makes you feel empowered. I personally will wear this with jeans and a white tee most of the time, but it looks striking with a ruffly black dress, a silk tank and black tux trouser, a sleek tank dress or a crisp white button down and crop fitted pants. It will go the distance morning 'til night all while turning heads in your direction.

xx - J'Amy