SS11 Trends; Asymmetric ; In Limbo

Upside down, Michael Kors you turnin’ me! If there was ever a time to be indecisive about which way your fabric should flow, then now is definitely it! A wealth of designers served up many a lopsided treats in the form of beautifully cut asymmetrical dresses, kimonos and skirts. Taking a modern approach to this ingenious technique of cutting, is something that has breathed life into the spring summer collections; it’s evident to see that the creative minds have been at work to create a ‘new modernism’. Slick and edgy with light references to tribalism produced snakeskin printed skirts and cut-out jackets at Altuzarra , whilst Balenciaga re-vamped the tank top with embellished and sheer bodices. 
You’d be mistaken to think it was all hard-edged at the shows back in September, work-wear tailoring was given a soft touch with the new length for the shirt- dress shown at Viktor and Rolf as well as Akris.
Lanvin and Kors made the cut with long flowy pleated and draped dresses, and a classic one-shouldered gown ended this asymmetrical love affair at Chloe.
The use and non-use of colour too is the breaking point for this trend. A simple shirt can look incredibly chic both in it’s normal white but also looks great in an olive green.  The floor length pleats has had everyone going maxi-pleat crazy and Albert Elbaz of Lanvin is to blame for this craze. For easy updates to your wardrobe, invest in printed kimonos and go for dresses in bright hues.

Images courtesy of style.com 

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