That Can-Do Attitude

— Fri, 20th February 2009 —

Beyond the fading of this designer or that retailer, we’re beginning to wonder how the recession might transform the very look and feel of men’s style and fashion. From Duckie Brown to Calvin Klein, designers are already responding to the downturn with more sober-minded and sturdier lines. Albeit from a distinctly female perspective, briefly reviews how historical forces have shaped generations of dress — “By the time war arrived in 1939, European designers were turning out simple, sturdy clothes made to last…” — and then predicts styles reflecting confidence, strength, and intelligence to flourish during these increasingly uncertain times. [Recessionwire]

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