It all started around 1945. Women’s Lib and World War II meant that women were shedding their dresses and ‘wearing the pants’, literally. Practical and roomy, high-waist trousers meant business, as women took to fields and factories.
Fast forward to today - thanks to the likes of Stella McCartney, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein, the trouser has moved off the assembly line. This season, give high-waist trousers (a favourite of Katherine Hepburn) a 2014 update. We show you how to wear it for work and play.
Work: Pair the trousers with a tucked-in, button-down shirt and a cropped blazer. Slip into a pair of peep-toe pumps and the outfit is office-ready.
Styling: Daniel Franklin; Make-up and hair: Sunita Brace; Model: Albina Kireeva/Toabh Talent Management
Pastel blouse, Rs 2990, Zara
Platform peep-toe pumps, Rs 8,800, Aldo
Neon glossy deerskin bag, Rs 1,17,500, Jimmy Choo
Brunch: Work the same pair of trousers for an afternoon with the girls. Opt for a basic tee (a fun slogan can go a long way), a belt to highlight the waist and a pair of chunky wedges for a more casual look.
Peach ballerina earrings, Rs 250, Pipa + Bella
THE CAMPAIGN IN NUMBERS
Number of children fed:
Cost of one meal:
25 US cents/day**
A 100 series watch priced at $295 feeds:
*At the time of going to print
**According to WFP
Printed cotton T-shirt, Rs 8,510, Karl Lagerfeld at Net-a-Porter.com
Exotic snakeskin platform wedges, price on request, Ferragamo