Friday, May 29, 2009

Let's Get Naked

Louis Vuitton, Christopher Kane, Comme des Garçons, D&G, Alberta Ferretti, Missoni

The designers are losing it--- they're sending models down the runway without their clothes on! The recession has finally plunged its dark claws all the way into the collections. Free yourself from the cost of clothes, and just go naked. IT'S THE ANIT-TREND! Haven't you people heard of public indecency?

Wait... what's that you say?

Oh, now that I take a closer look, it seems they ARE wearing clothes. After further inspection, it seems these clothes are off the hook. Louis Vuitton had some brilliant nude pieces, but my personal favorite was the nude sheer top paired with a felt looking bubble skirt. Christopher Kane took a simple nude frock, and put some sheer fabric with black trim detailing to make it go from zero to hero. Comme des Garçons explored all sorts of nudity in the fall collection, but the geometric shapes created by the sheerness of the fabric stuck out to me. The mini from D&G has lovely construction, and exceptional detailing in the fabric. The next look, I don't know if it's Lily or if it's the dress, but I think it looks just absolutely exquisite. Missoni took a completely different naked view than everyone else-- the naked nomad. There were plenty of delicious colors from the nude spectrum used in the fall collection, and all of the flowiness and layering just creates such a beautiful look.

Chloe, Hussein Chalayan, Nina Ricci, Marni, Mark Fast, Etro, Francesco Scognamiglio

However, some designers just didn't have the cajones to go full out naked, but th
ey did have a bit of an exhibistionist streak in them; they opted for toplessness. Chloe paired a nude top with a light creme flowy suit with highwaisted pants. Vavavoooom, Hussein Chalayan created a sexy look in using a busty nude color block. Oh Lily, this is the second time you've been in a look this post, and I apologize for exposing you so much! However, this Nina Ricci gown begins with a simple embellished nude top and fades to a lovely detailed floral train. Marni uses a simple nude top to showcase a lovely navy ensemble with a fuzzy wuzzy jacket, while Mark Fast applied the KISS (Keep it simple, stupid.) method to his look, with a simple black romper paired with a teeny-weeny nude tank. A mosaic-esque skirt from Etro is the focal point of the next look, set against a soft 3/4th sleeve nude shirt. Although the color choice may be soft for the last look, the silhouette makes a dramatic impression. Francesco Scognamiglio shows off some impressive construction via an intensley ruffled nude button-down shirt with an intensely ruffled collar.

Right as I thought the nudity was subsiding, the designers threw decency out the door all over again, and sent more naked girls down the catwalk!

Jason Wu, Versace, Matthew Williamson, Christian Dior

all images via style