Did you know you can introduce new styles and trends in your fashion brand to make it bang? Or perhaps, you, as a fashion entrepreneur, have not been utilising these styles to the fullest in your brand?
Last week, we spoke to some fashion entrepreneurs on how they use notched collars, Peter Pan collars and webbings for their outfits and bags, and how it has generally helped their brand. You can read all about it here.
So, how can styles such as the keyhole neckline and shawl lapel be infused in fashion brands for the maximum effect? And what is so special about baguette bags that Generation Z cannot seem to get enough of?
Stay with us as we check out what fashion entrepreneurs think, as well as opinions from customers.
A shawl lapel is considered one of the most formal lapel styles for a jacket. It is simply a continuous strip of fabric running from lapel to collar to lapel, and only tapering off when it finally hits the button closure.
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This collar style is usually found in formal jackets, coats or even dresses, just like Omotola Bakare, the creative director of Tola Bakare shared.
Keyhole necklines are a style of neckline similar to the halter-neck where the converging diagonals of the neckline’s construction meet at the front. However, one special thing about the keyhole neckline is that they have a central cutway, also known as the keyhole, which is just below the collarbone.
“A keyhole neckline for me is a great way to be revealing without showing much. It adds sexiness to an elegant outfit and it is perfect on an elegant evening dress.” – Joy Mosasinuoluwa, a fashionista.
A baguette bag or handbag is a small, compact shoulder handbag which is made to sit comfortably under the arm. This style of handbag which was highly popular in the ‘90s has recently come back to life and they can be styled with a range of outfits.
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According to Iyanu Falomo,
“The baguette handbag looks very comfortable and, personally, I would rock this anywhere.”
How They Are Used
One unique feature about the shawl lapel is that it adds graceful lines to the outfit, and most times the collar fabric, which is usually satin, is different from the entire fabric of the jacket.
Fashion designers that deal in men’s fashion, such as Mai Atafo, often feature the shawl lapel in their designs or collections.
The keyhole neckline can add flare compared to a rather boring neckline. It is flattering on most women and is usually an attractive feature of a top or a dress.
“However, the keyhole neckline may not be best if the client doesn’t like any opening at the upper of a dress or if the opening is too deep.” – Omotola Bakare
The baguette handbag can absolutely be rocked to different occasions and as Joy Mosasinuoluwa shared,
“It’s a cute bag and, for me, it goes perfectly with a mini skirt, fitted/cropped top, and some matching trainers. It brings out the cuteness or girly-ness in an outfit.”
We absolutely love how the baguette bags are creeping back into the fashion scene, as well as how the shawl lapel and keyhole neckline can be utilised by fashion brands to gain more clients. To check out some looks that Wizkid has rocked since the release of the Made In Lagos album, click here.