Chanel Print Ad, 1983
Is there anything like the “swish” of a game winning shot? haha- like I would know! Let me tell you what I do know, netted- and net like fabrics are everywhere this holiday season. Do yourself a favor and channel 1983 on the sly. You aren’t going to need an entire bottle of “Aqua Net” this time around- thank the lord, instead you will have to get a little bit clever if you want to get this right.
Alexander Wang Fall 2009
Aquascutum Fall 2009
Anna Sui Fall 2009
Cynthia Rowley Fall 2009
Cynthia Steffe Fall 2009
It’s not like we didn’t see this coming, the 80′s revival has been in full swing, and the Fall 2009 runways had touches of this rock infused fabric sprinkled throughout. I have gotten questions from clients wondering how to update their holiday look and in my opinion adding a net overlay dress into the mix is fresh, edgy and a sure-fire way to get you a smooch under the mistletoe. (As if you needed a reason to lock lips at your cousin’s, neighbor’s, co worker’s Single’s Only Holiday Party< which if you are single, I totally recommend you have or go to one!) There are a slew of fabrics that have the dramatic feel of the garment being covered in a dark net such as a fine mesh, or an organza. Below are a couple great finds I have stumbled upon when personal shopping and pulling for recent photo shoots, take a peek and see if you find any that might tap into your inner material girl.
Bloomingdale’s is all over this trend and a big reason why is because they are carrying an exclusive and very moderately priced party dress line by Jill Stuart- Jill Stuart Dress, which has scattered this fabulous fabric trend throughout the collection.
80′s Metallic Mesh Dress www.Bloomingdales.com
Jill Stuart Sheer Overlay Dress www.Bloomingdales.com
Jill Stuart Organza Overlay Dress www.Bloomingdales.com
Aqua Two Piece Convertible Dress www.Bloomingdales.com
The modern way to do mesh- just a touch. Vera Wang Lavender Label www.NeimanMarcus.com
Tuelle Peplum Knit Skirt, Twelve by Twelve www.Forver21.com
American Apparel Micro Mesh Bodysuit www.americanapparelstore.com
Showing us that this trend will venture into the Spring, Aussie designer Alexi Freeman drapes black mesh in his 2010 collection.
Work it girl, A preview of Fall 2010- Christian Dior
This is a small list of suggestions to a fun and fanciful trend that I am sure if you try it- you will conquer it like the shining star you are. You know the holidays aren’t complete with out a shining star! So go ahead girl- do your thing.
Ciao for now,