The New Girl, MC@Work June 2013Times have changed and with them, our wardrobes. Ten top designers in American present what to wear to work now.
1. Michael Kors
"Color to me equals power. You are the woman everyone notices in the room."
2. Francisco Costa, Women's Creative Director, Calvin Klein Collection
"Today's woman has a lot more freedom when it comes to her clothes because the workplace has become more flexible."
3. Peter Som
The boundaries between day and night are changing. A lot of pieces that were strictly evening, like sequins, are no more. Who doesn't love a little glamour in their workday?
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4. Olivier Theyskens
"When you keep evolving, you never get stuck. It's very important to keep an open mind."
5. Thakoon Panichgul
"There's nothing wrong with looking good and having a career. As a woman, you can look a bit more fashion forward but still be business appropriate."
6. Carolina Herrera
"A bold print attracts attention and is perfect for a work environment - and it transitions into evening."
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7. Tommy Hilfiger
"Twenty years ago, the executives of Silicon Valley threw away the rule book on corporate dressing. Now comfort is key. It's more conducive to being creative."
8. Diane von Furstenberg
"Going to work has gotten more casual. You can wear just about anything, except that you still have to show authority and look strong."
9. Donna Karan
"There's enough diversity now to find out what's right for you, but the dress is still important."
10. Reed Krakoff
"It's OK to be an individual. What used to be uniform 10 to 15 years ago isn't mandated or necessary to be taken serious in the workplace."
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