Capes on the catwalk

Posted by: on Jul 6, 2012 | No Comments

There’s no doubt that this summer is set to explode with blockbuster films featuring everyone’s favourite superheroes but it seems that our designers are also jumping on the superhero bandwagon. Celebrities have been appearing on the red carpets wearing none other than a cape, who would have thought? Noticeable at the MET ball two months ago on celebs such as Lana Del Rey and Bianca Brandolini D’Adda, and gracing the runways at the couture shows this week, it seems to cape is catching on, with one style really shining through – the tan-trench cape as seen on Victoria Beckham and our lovely Queen.

Other celebs spotted sporting the cape include Andre Leon Tally who added a cape to his tux, Sarah Jessica Parker who matched a floor-length cape to her scarlet red Giambattista Valli gown and Nicki Minaj who attempted the ‘Pope’ look with a wacky cape.

Stephane Rolland and Alexis Mabille have added a new spin on the cape/dress combo but morphing them into one for the couture runways.

Is this a fashion that will catch on or is it more of a ‘catwalk only’ craze? Watch this space.