ven though it may seem like black is the true religion to stay in fashion, designers swept the runways this season with clean white looks. The keys to rocking this powerful look are the right silhouette, styling and attitude.
It’s probably Alexander Wang who was one of the first designers to embrace white and make it trendy for this season. The white “Parental Advisory” sweatshirt with sheer panels worn by Georgia May Jagger has become an instant hit of the season, while Lacoste and Calvin Klein created the perfect formula on how to make the white look work for you: the modern day flapper with a sporty twist.
Instead of choosing body-hugging dresses, wrap yourself in layers of white and sheer fabrics. Go for the sporty silhouette, oversized items, skirts with pleats, boxy trousers and layering. In London, Erdem presented romantic looks with floral-textured fabrics and embroidery, while Mulberry accessorized simple collared dresses with matching bags in the same color. In Paris, Balmain paraded its see-through floral sweatshirt and white skirt with peplum. To adopt the look: choose the right accessories, put on a pair of heels and show your attitude like Rihanna in the Balmain ad campaign. Et voila!
Photography by Anya Holdstock; styling by Kevin Kim; hair by Jessie Lim; make-up by Mai Kodama; model: Simone Carvalho / Storm; stylist's assistant: Yoonee Nam. Opening Image: bra by Harbison; top by Religion; earrings by Heidi Gardner.