Chop, chop: The 2019 fashion trend that only requires a quick visit to the tailor, and is perfect for warm weather
Listen up, nerds: the upcycling gods have smiled upon us this fashion season. Living in warmer climes often means one's statement outerwear goes underused, but the runways were chock-a-block with compelling arguments for lopping off sleeves below the elbow. From motorcycle jackets (Saint Laurent) to lightweight parkas (Dries Van Noten) and bouclé suits (Chanel), no style was spared the cut. To loosen up dressy blazers, Dior paired their wide sleeved, cinched versions with cropped trousers, and Ferragamo added turn-ups for extra laid-back vibes. Louis Vuitton, meanwhile, showed off flowy, voluminous bishop blouses under their quasi-sleeveless outer layers. Those going the super-short route should take note, however, of the fine line between a wee kimono effect and full-on sleevelessness: enough fabric should be left over around the shoulder region to cover one's arm sockets. Chop, chop and away!