Monday Muse: Androgyny Inspires Kimora Lee Simmons Fall 2018

Kimora Lee Simmons fall 2018

Kimora Lee Simmons fall 2018

Kimora Lee Simmons has taken her line in a direction far, far away from the days of Baby Phat. Instead of dressing PYTs in streetwear and feminine takes on hip-hop staples, she’s focused on dressing her Baby Phat woman in 2018. That same girl who wore head-to-toe logos may be a mom now—and KLS hopes that she’s a high-powered working mom that needs a wardrobe to match her hefty bank account and busy schedule.

Though Simmons did face some criticism for casting young models in her video presentation, which featured expensive clothes aimed at working women, the clothes spoke to her more grown-up focus. There were new lacy, metallic versions of her sheath dress, something that’s become a brand signature thanks to its figure-flattering cut and wear-everywhere silhouette. Balancing her life as a designer and now momager, she knows plenty about crafting a versatile dress.

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Kimora Lee Simmons fall 2018

Kimora Lee Simmons fall 2018

This season, she looked to androgyny, something unexpected for someone who’s lived most of her life in the fab lane. Tilda Swinton and Grace Jones were mentioned, though it was tough to see either of them in even the most mannish options, which included a polo dress and striped pieces that referenced neckties.

And if the KLS shopper isn’t in the mood for a dress, she was out of luck. Though there were a few separates, fall focused on body-hugging dresses in a very flattering midi length. With a focus on real women, Simmons may want to bring some pants into the fold, though if anyone knows her customer, it’s Simmons herself. So, if the queen of fabulosity wants her girls in dresses when the temps drop, they’ll most likely get in line. When a mogul with this sort of pedigree speaks, it’s tough not listen.

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Author:Christopher Luu

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.