Trend Report SS2013: Opposites Attract
This season it’s all about material mixing. Of course we were already wearing shear tops with heavy skirts. Yet this time around single fashion pieces exist of a mix of fabrics. After seeing leather accents such as collars, cuffs and pockets for a few seasons it’s all about transparency this summer. Think cotton tops with sheer silky parts, satin skirts with transparent hemlines or dresses with see through mid riffs. Not cut-outs but body parts just subtly covered by a fine layer, adding some seductiveness to the look. While Viktor & Rolf created a clash with their metallic fabric, Paul Smith showed some contrast by using lace, Jason Wu opted for leather and Dolce & Gabbana blew everyone away with their use of cork. Other labels such as Blumarine, Céline, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Chloé and Chanel showed multiple variations of sheerness, sexy, tough and sportive. Looking seductive was never this chic.