I can’t help but think back to that scene in The Incredibles, when Edna tells Mr. Incredible that capes are a life hazard. “No capes!” she proclaims, throwing a wad of paper at Bob Incredible’s head. I have an eight-year-old cousin who is OBSESSED with the movie, hence; the metaphor. But to be fair, capes are awesome. Yes, they may be a potential life hazard if you’re a superhero, but if you’re a regular Jane, or Joe, such as myself; capes can be pretty incredible.
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Thankfully, for all of us superhero wannabes, capes appear to be making a comeback. We first witnessed this movement back at New York Fashion Week, when Tommy Hilfiger dressed his models in cashmere capes, for an all-around collegiate-inspired collection. The trend popped up again during London Fashion Week, when Simone Rocha dressed her models in capes featuring brocade and embellished material.
Flash forward to Milan Fashion Week and capes appear to be all the rage, appearing in shows such as Alberta Ferretti Fall 2015 RTW and Stella Jean Fall 2015 RTW. I personally am a fan of the look. It’s not every day one can strut around in a garment, which is stylish and makes you feel like a fashionable Batman? Looks like Edna is going to have field day with this one.