Fashion: Think inside the box this season

Brands like Weekend Max Mara and DAY Birger et Mikkelsen are embracing the boxiness trend for their Autumn/Winter collections

Boxiness is back on the agenda: Weekend Max Mara checked overshirt, €520; cropped trousers €170. Picture: Kieran Harnett

Remember the boxy jacket beloved by fashion mavens in the 1980s? Well, in this season’s new looks, boxiness is back on the agenda, albeit taken down a notch from the power shoulder days of yore.