Spring 2020 was partly about kind-of-strange styling: curved-shoulder blazers with slick nylon cargo pants; pinstriped suits with acid-wash T-shirts; satin trench coats with safari shorts. Broken apart, the individual pieces were still strong, but the question Smilovic is asked most on Instagram is “How should I wear this?” Even if you aren’t investing in the full runway look, she’s hoping it’s a template for how to style, say, a vinyl trouser or sack skirt with the rest of your wardrobe. (The opening blazer, for instance, is a no-brainer with jeans.)
The bigger news here was in Smilovic’s silhouettes. Many of the hard, boxy lines of past collections were softened, like the round shoulders of those blazers and the curved legs of many trousers. They weren’t quite joggers, but they weren’t harem pants, either; these had more structure and volume. The deep indigo tie-dyed pair will be hard to keep in stock. They’re a welcome departure from the high-rise stovepipes and extreme flares of the past few years, and we’ve already seen similar versions on other New York runways. It’s too soon to call it the pant shape of the season, but check back in a few weeks.
Available in Jade Senayan City