When Melania Trump came into power as the first lady, I was deeply shocked how fashion designers such as Tom Ford amongst many other designers have vowed not to dress future first lady Melania Trump. I can only imagine what those luxury brands will be saying now? Are these arrogant luxury fashion brands now eating humble pie? Melania is an example of how to be pioneers of fashion trends for 2017!
Tom Ford in his own words back in early November 2016: “I was asked to dress her quite a few years ago and I declined. She’s not necessarily my image,” he said, adding that he is a Democrat and voted for Hillary. Either way, he claimed his clothes are “too expensive” for a first lady to wear.
Statements like the above clearly illustrate the foolish and dated mindset some luxury fashion designers have towards women in power.
High Heels Will Always Trend
One year on, I will never forget the day she landed to greet Texas literally underwater. Wearing the most ridiculous impracticable footwear ever for such a disastrous occasion. But it was a clear powerful statement, that as the First Lady she could wear, trend and walk-in whatever shoes she chose too.
As impractical as it may look, it got me thinking that high heels are such a footwear that will never ever stop trending. Melania Trump has created her own take and staple pieces with regards to coloured heels.
The sky is the limit when it comes to how high she will go in wearing high heels.
Dolce & Gabbana – G7 summit in Catania
So as some American luxury fashion brands such as Tom Ford, make it stupidly clear that they don’t want to support one of the most powerful women in the world. Who better to take over one of the biggest fashion influences in the world than the Europeans themselves. European luxury designers clearly saw this as the best revenge any fashion designer could dream of. A clear public demonstration of American luxury designers.
Money and power buys you influence. Fashion style icons such as Melania Trump makes you rich and powerful as a luxury fashion label.
Just like out of a scene from The Godfather movie itself. The First Lady heads to Italy for the G7 summit, favouring European designer clothes over American offerings.
On the Trump administration’s first jaunt overseas she wore multiple times the iconic Italian brand, Dolce & Gabbana. Thanks to D&G who was responsible for everything from the all-black number she wore to meet the Pope! Up yours and to this $51,500 jacket she must have thought when attending the G7 summit in Catania.
Melania Trump came into her own and showed the world that cultural identity through fashion is very respectful. When in Rome wear what the Italians deem as the most powerful fashion label money can buy or wear, Dolce & Gabbana I wonder how much money and public respect Tom Ford missed out on.
Asia Inspired Style
This week the First lady Melania Trump and the wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Akie Abe toured the Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden in Palm Beach County. Melania Trump again demonstrating and commanding that cultural inspiring fashion attire, is the most respectful and admirable message, that a woman in politics can do. It can be a real deal-breaker for some politicians. When with Japanese wear what the Japanese are trending and what Japanese designers are willing to design for you too.
Melania Trump Uses Fashion To Display Her Power
From the onset, most of the public judged her without even knowing her. Remember it’s a historical political fact that the most inspiring fashion icons were and are the politician’s wives. It is in women like Melania that us women should never judge but embrace. So it comes to no surprise that per Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour publicly goes against one of the most style icons for women in 2017, Melania Trump.
Anna Wintour Trends A Dated Mindset Towards Women In Power
Anna Wintour really demonstrates how dated the mindset of fashion leaders are. She is not a true reflection at all regarding balanced women in power are for 2017. On Wednesday night, Wintour played a game of “Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts” with late-night host James Corden, who asked Wintour which of her famous guests she would not invite back to the annual Met Gala?
Wintour, faced with answering that question or eating a bowl of pickled pigs’ feet, had a quick retort: “Donald Trump,” she said, as Corden applauded her.
Unlike Anna Wintour, Melania Trump understands that her most powerful weapon that commands immediate attention is to trend the love of fashion.
That us women are always going to buy into what other women wear in power every day. Unlike the Met Gala Ball, which is an unavoidable luxury for rich celebrities who can afford expensive clothing. Unlike, the average female around the globe who isn’t getting invites to many celebrity-packed soirées, either.
Melania has her own very red carpet every day, all day this week in South Korea, promoting the up and coming winter Olympics. Early this year, I represented MenStyleFashion and went to South Korea to promote the culture and the up and coming winter Olympics which will be held in Pyeongchang 2018.
As a lover of eyewear for me, you can always judge a women’s personality by her sunglasses messages. They are always powerful timeless accessories. No matter where she is heading, walking or trending, Melania always looks a class act.
Women Buy Into Women
The First Lady has such class and her own unique style, it is so refreshing to watch. Every day I wake up wanting to see what she has chosen to wear. Her public ratings as a political strong voice have grown since coming into power.
Fashion is about showing a bit of personal responsibility and l admit that a job like this, where your words hold gravity and your actions have consequences, is a true reflection that Melania Trump is the right woman for the Job!
She has created such a refreshing approach to fashion, in wherein today’s saturated market is an absolute skill in itself. Let’s face it who would you rather look at every single day as an inspirational person in power! Donald, Melania or Angela Merkel?