Call them futuristic, superhero-ish or out of a vampire movie, capes have an association with a whole lot of fictional figures. Well, fictional if you consider Batman, Superman and Edward Cullen to be limited to the silver screen only. Rebels have translated this comic book and fairytale fashion into the curated wardrobe, giving capes a large appeal.
Capes and cloaks have existed, in one variety or another, through much of our known human history. From early Medieval mantles, to 16th century decorative shawls; from military officers capes and 1940s fur stoles, to the fringed ponchos of the 1960s. But what used to be a British army uniform has now become a must-have item for the fall 2012 fashion season. The capes for this season are offering more variety and styling options, as opposed to their popularity back in 2010. The only issue women have with this super-sized silhouette is to risk looking like a pitched tent in the backyard. And because you asked, we have the solution for you that’ll make capes seem as high-end and non-fiction as they can be.
Despite the lack of proportion seen in the fall / winter 2012 runway, the styling of capes seem to have manifested detailing and tailoring. Continue reading after the break on how Fashionising.com sub-sections this superhero uniform into a statement piece for you.
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