Thursday, February 11, 2010

Soon to be Sheer

From the Balenciaga to the Prada Winter'10 Runways, the sheer fabric trend I wrote about mid-January has hit the fashion scene much earlier than expected. Predicted to spread to the masses by Spring of '10, the style has arrived just a few months early. Seen most recently on Kim Noor and Mandy Moore, the trend has taken the world of couture, and everyday life, by storm. Even model Miranda Kerr (shown at right) was seen donning David Jones' bohemian take on the trend during the designer's Winter 2010 Show. The look featured above really stands out as one of my favorite versions of this style, however, because of its bright popping colors. The general color scheme I noticed earlier was dark pewters and blacks, but I'm hoping perhaps Jones' take will influence others. He definitely softened up the look, too, billowing fabric where it would normally tighten and creating a more flowing quality (compared to the tailored fit the style usually entails). Be it as lovely a look as any, I know there must be skeptics out there wondering just how practical thin fabrics are in the Dead of Winter. But I ask you this: When has fashion ever been about practicality?! 

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