Defying the Patriarchy with Marissa Webb's Modern Militants
Ever since Marissa Webb accepted her position as creative director of Banana Republic, much of her reinvention of the brand has explored what makes a modern woman in the professional world. For her MADE FW SS16 collection for her namesake brand, Webb gives us a definitive answer—the modern woman is everything, everyone, and just about everywhere. Wide pants and box-cut blazers that were ready-made for the office came paired with stiff-collared, ultra-sleek leather vests that were most certainly not for the office. Loose-fitting fringe dresses that looked ripe for a garden party were juxtaposed with military green paratrooper tops, some with a split-pattern skirt underneath to boot. And the sheer tops, despite being properly buttoned and collared, were so sheer that they may have brought new protest attire for the ‘Free the Nipple Movement.’ Coming at us in every color from lavender to marigold to cream and black plaid, this season showed us just how eclectic and diverse Webb’s influences for the modern woman are.
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