The Net Effect
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.