For Fall 2009, Raf Simons of Jil Sander challenged office workers to punch up their workwear. This collection featured pointy citrus-colored footwear to punctuate the elegant neutral-colored clothing.
Raf Simons explained his choice of citrus for footwear by saying that he was inspired by mid-century French ceramicist Pol Chambost.
Implications - With the advancement of Internet-based businesses and telecommuting, workplace dress codes have relaxed slightly. While many offices still require employees to wear dress shirts, slacks or skirts and jackets, fashion designers are pushing the limits of workwear by infusing pops of color into shoes and accessories. These punches of pigment let working professionals exhibit a modicum of self-expression and personal style.
Jil Sander's Refreshing Twist on Fall 2009 Workwear
1. Color-pop Footwear - Fashion designers are infusing pops of color into shoes and accessories for workwear.
2. Relaxed Workplace Dress Codes - Advancement of Internet-based businesses and telecommuting has led to the relaxation of workplace dress codes.
3. Personal Style and Self-expression - Pop of color in footwear and accessories let working professionals exhibit self-expression and personal style.
1. Fashion Industry - Fashion designers are pushing the limits of workwear by infusing pops of color into shoes and accessories.
2. Online Retail Industry - Online retailers can offer a wider variety of colorful footwear and accessories for workwear.
3. Corporate Training Industry - Corporate trainers can provide guidance to employees on how to exhibit self-expression and personal style while maintaining a professional image.