Defining what it means to be bad and bougie
Fashion houses such as Hermès, Burberry, and Tod's have seen a resurgence of bourgeois style, marked by a well-balanced hybrid between restrained (but not always) gaudiness and refined country club chic. Derived from the French term bourgeoisie–literally translating to "members of the middle class" and most notably appearing in Karl Marx's philosophy–the trend presents an elevated take on minimalist dressing. It's the aesthetic that Celine mastered in the '70s, and that Hedi Slimane has reinterpreted for the French label today. The style often manifests itself as fur coats, button ups, tailored overcoats and suits, neck scarves, ruffles, top hats, and tweed. And with cooler temperatures (hopefully) around the corner, it's safe to say that bourgeois style will find a cozy spot in any fall wardrobe. CR delves into the history behind this well-polished but arguably anti-Marxist trend.