OFF-THE-SHOULDER DRESSING IS NOTHING NEW BUT BROWSING THROUGH THE SEASONS, STARTING WITH RESORT, CONTINUING WITH SPRING SUMMER AND TAKING A FINAL LOOK AT EARLY FALL, IT IS SURELY ONE TENDENCY DESIGNERS THOUGHT WORTH REVIVING LONG-TERM.
If one thing has become clear it is that shoulders are the new ankles. There was barely a part of the body that we could spot exposed in such an array of apparel, automatically picturing Hillary Clinton in Donna Karan’s “cold shoulder” dress from 1993. And while the creators are still caught up in the vintage vibe, we can rejoice over an outrageous offer throughout the year. While most designers cut it out, others playfully decorate the drop shoulder necklines with frills and ruffles and perfectly provide for the perfect looks from beachside to bars. But no matter if top, blouse, dress or jumpsuit, the silhouettes barely differ.
Resort eases into warm weather dressing and reveals a perfect wardrobe from day to night. Strolling on the promenade in Proenza Schouler’s flattering dress and change into Calvin Klein for a shopping tour. Start into the weekend with Rosie Assoulin’s baring take on knitwear and dance the night away with Alexander McQueen’s drop-shoulder flounces.
Fabric most notably peals of the arms throughout the summer season. Romantic ruffles decorate the shoulders at Alexander McQueen while Christopher Kane opts for clean cut-outs. Givenchy’s effortlessly draped couture-like gown unveils an appropriate amount of skin emphasising on sensuality and rather sporty it turns at Calvin Klein.
And just when you think that a trend comes to an end after two seasons, early Fall proves us wrong. Lanvin keeps the flow with signature tied bows whereas Erdem, Alexander McQueen and Balmain focus on neo-Victorian influences. Spanish flounces, Victorian approaches, 80s flashbacks and sportswear offers, fabrics are spilling off the shoulders no matter where we look. This trend has come a long way, so we think it deserves to stay a little...