The Net Ef­fect

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Va­ca­tion cul­ture has im­bibed it­self in the life­style of most of the con­sumer base to es­cape the cor­po­rate re­al­ity even if it is through cloth­ing. The ’80s hip­pie style peeped through the col­lec­tions in the form of abun­dance of yarn ma­nip­u­la­tions – fish­nets, cro­chets and cut yarn lay­ers. This ‘net’ ef­fect was achieved us­ing a plethora of tech­niques such as sim­ple knot­ting, cro­chet knit­ting and ef­fec­tive use of cut-outs in flo­ral mo­tifs.

The lay­er­ing of sev­eral net fab­rics from dense to loose knits was a re­cur­ring char­ac­ter­is­tic cre­at­ing out­fits. In fact, Maria Grazia Chi­uri pre­sented sev­eral such gar­ments for Dior, where she ex­tended a mere fish­net into a high-cut dress with fringed hems.

Alexan­der McQueen

Chris­tian Dior

Paco Ra­banne



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