How to dress up--but not really?
West Coast menswear designers seemed obsessed with that question last week at California Collections Press Week, when 10 leading West Coast firms showed their spring '88 work, based roughly on a palette of khaki, navy, olive, cream, black and white.
What stood out most was the way relaxed sportswear mimics power dressing when carried out in such uptown fabrics as silk, rayon, linen and sheer cotton voile.
A Cleaned-Up Mood
The cleaned-up mood of the menswear owed much to the ever-present sports jacket, which was tossed atop matching trousers or worn in unlikely partnerships with sweat pants or loose walking shorts.