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Ovoid10/24/2011

Balenciaga was one of the great masters of tailoring, with the cocoon silhouette being one of his stand out designs. It is a shape which blends masculine tailoring with a soft feminine silhouette for, what is still today, a really contemporary look.

The rounded shoulders are bang on trend this season and Stella McCartney, Prada, Loewe and Burberry all showed ovoid silhouettes for tailoring and outerwear, cementing it as a key shape. McCartney presented rounded shoulders throughout blazers, sweaters and dresses, while Prada presented green snakeskin cocoon coats, and Burberry reinterpreted the trench coat with domed shoulders.Topshop Boutique’s oversized boyfriend blazer drapes just perfectly over whatever you throw it on over. Meanwhile, this 60s-esque Maison Scotch coat in dogtooth tweed is just the thing to stay warm in this winter.

Photos: The Golden Age of Couture by Claire Wilcox and L’Art et la Mode 1959, Balenciaga Paris by Pamela Golbin, Stella McCartney, Topshop and Coggles