Fishnet Tights: The Fall Trend with a Rebellious Past

Love them or hate them, fishnets are definitely making a comeback. Bold tights, as sent down the runway by the likes of Gucci, Chanel and Saint Laurent, will soon be spotted all over the streets of NYC. Fishnets, which have cropped up in shows throughout the Fall/Winter 2015 to Fall/Winter 2016 seasons, are just one classic and unexpected example of a wardrobe essential that is finally getting its chance at a much-deserved revival. The history of fishnet stockings is relatively unknown, but photographic evidence shows that one of the first purposes of fishnets was to draw attention to the burlesque … Continue reading Fishnet Tights: The Fall Trend with a Rebellious Past

The Avant-Garde Mystery of Comme des Garcons

Imagine being new to fashion and attending your first runway show. Upon arriving to the venue, everything seems normal for a high-profile event. The program says “Ready-to-Wear” and you think this means it’s a show saturated with high-end, artsy interpretations of street style. When the lights go down and the models strut out, you realize just how wrong you are. The clothing looks so much unlike clothing it’s baffling. This is essentially the Comme des Garcons experience. The Japanese fashion label, whose name translates to “Like Boys,” has been an edgy, eccentric brand since Rei Kawakubo founded it in 1969. … Continue reading The Avant-Garde Mystery of Comme des Garcons