Just in case you need a second skin

I’m usually not so enthusiastic about the beige and nude tones on clothes. It’s not because I don’t like them, it’s just the simple fact that nowadays, they’re literally suffocating the fashion world. It’s like – “u don’t have any inspiration, u don’t know what color you should use for that? Just try some beige- it’s easy and it always works!” That’s why I’m not interested in it, because it lacks originality, because it’s already too much and I’m just sick of it. I’ve decided to not tolerate the nude as fashion statement only if it has some serious support, as it does in Margiela’s work.

What about the Calvin Klein Collection? The subtle, elegant, smartly designed pieces from their Spring/ Summer 2012 collection? Also here, the nude has a strong design background. Calvin Klein pioneered the concept of invisible underwear (remember the laser cut, seamless finishing?) – they’re quite revolutionary  at this point. Not to mention their recent Naked Glamour lingerie campaign, featuring Lara Stone + Patrick Demarchelier. Their clothing line is always focused on genuine design, clean cuts and a lot o wear-ability. Actually, this design concept is 100% American. But, in addition, the new Spring/Summer Calvin Klein Collection gives it a subtle romantic mood, just opportune to transform the outfits in perfectly marketable products. In Calvin Klein’s terms, the beige really makes sense – it’s about designing the basics, it’s about imaging the contemporary wardrobe  as a light extension of the  skin.

images via vogue.com

2 thoughts on “Just in case you need a second skin

  1. I admit I like nude, and beige and I don’t see it as a lack of originality. These shades can bring out other colours, like red and orange in the most elegant way. But then again, there are designers who are able to make it stand out and it’s their designs I love. And there are designers who love to experiment with colour and there are others who like to impress in other ways, with more discreet creations, but this doesn’t mean they can’t be spectacular. xoxo

    1. yes, Ada, I guess you’re right 🙂
      I tend to be more radical, sometimes. I look at these things with the designer’s eye, more than consumer’s eye. Truth is I’m more interested in creativity than in good taste.

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