The Obsession With The Spring 2009 Balmain Blazer

 - Apr 21, 2009   Updated: Jun 2 2011
References: insidemode & lelamoda
Can't get enough of the Spring 2009 Balmain Blazer, the stunning military jacket that dazzled Paris Fashion Week showgoers? Neither can we, and apparently, neither can the rest of the fashion-obsessed web.

The Balmain Blazer comes with pronounced, yet feminine shoulder pads, but the most stunning variations even include elaborate jeweled embellishments, like the military-style Balmain blazer Beyonce was seen wearing earlier this season.

Implications - As North American society's gender roles become more egalitarian, women are looking to assert themselves as equal in power to men. The fashion industry is taking steps towards this revolution by incorporating more military-inspired designs into their garments. Corporations looking to capitalize on this pattern can release products that are conducive to empowering women.