Wednesday, January 21, 2009

t.r.e.n.d: scalloped

(left,right) Christopher Kane ss09 and (centre) Chloe ss09
This spring is the ideal season to conjure up new, billowing silhouettes as seen on the runways such as Christopher Kane and Chloe. The scallop-edged napel yellow coat and sheer jacket sure has a hint of summer freshness in them. Scallop edges are not only limited to outerwear, but their mini versions are also spotted on hemlines and skirts, lining pants and cropped blouses. It is indeed refreshing to see such details on fine threads, on top of the doodles, speech bubbles and spines of cartoon dinosaurs.
With positive space comes negative space- this Casadei peep-toe gladiator is one of a kind, with scallop-shaped cut-outs and a horn heel sculpted like an art deco piece.