Couturier Yves Saint Laurent’s Le Smoking suit in 1966 could be known as the paramount pioneer of what we call in this day and age, the female power suit. Popularised in photographs by renowned fashion photographer Helmut Newton, Saint Laurent is noted for empowering women by providing them confidence and influence inspired by masculinity.
So what exactly constitutes a modern day power suit? For us, we believe that a power suit does not necessarily have to be a literal pant-suit, but being in clothes that actually make you feel like you can (and will) rule the boardroom and hopefully, the world. While “the man maketh the clothes”, women have a vast plethora of options that allows them to dress according to their ambition. Margaret Thatcher subtly made her opinions known by her choice of brooch, and Michelle Obama embraced the diversity of society by experimenting with up-and-coming designers.
With the rise of female figures in the political sector, here are 4 authoritative outfits (inspired from international female government leaders) that you can conquer the global stage with.