I love shapes in fashion.
Particularly for handbags, I love structured designs. This is true for shoes as well. The more structured, the better!
However, when it comes to clothing, it’s a bit different – I like the shapes that clothing creates, but not too rigid or stiff, as garments should fit each different body type and clothing should change the shape with each movement. And significantly, fabrication plays an important role in making the shapes.
Here are some of the great shapes that I found recently. I picked styles from up-and-coming designers this time; no major design houses, simply because it’s more fun, isn’t it?
The Ilana Kohn jumpsuit! Perfect for summer – very forgiving, yet feminine, and more importantly – the shape! The fabric is very soft and light on skin yet it creates a cute shape because of the finely-woven linen.
Next is silk. Silk dresses are an eternal feminine item, but Electric Feathers can make it edgy and sexy. Sustaining the best elements of silk, softness, shine, and flowy-ness, the big ruffles and deep, angular slits on both sides make this dress very dramatic. An amazing shape from all angles.
I love her design! Her poplin blouses are flawless – the shape, the firmness, the design, the luster of the fabric… everything together brings this elegance in perfection.
Let’s talk more about poplin. The term “poplin” was originally used only for silk, but now it is for all fabrication that is made by plain weaving. Cotton poplin, which I love, is especially great for making shapes, using cuts, drawstrings, ruffles, pinches, etc.
The Rejina Pyo poplin blouse in the picture is a great example of all those. Also, the “bunny ears” can be folded down or pulled up, and either way, it’s so special!
Summer is almost here in New York City. Finally I am not layering anymore and now it’s time to enjoy the shapes of one-of-a-kind pieces.