Top Trend: Satin
Satin, satin, satin… A fabric that is inexpensive, comfy, and elevates any silhouette. Its striking fluidity makes it perfectly fit for party wear as much as for light summery garments. If by now you’re not asking yourself why you kept satin out of your closet for so long, let us introduce you to seven ways of slaying the satin look. We’re confident that everyone will find something to their taste in this cozy softness galore, and not just pajamas!
Speaking of, given how popular satin loungewear and nightgowns are, it is no surprise that some designers chose to play with that nightie vibe and twist it up a bit! Alexander Wang brilliantly revisited the classic nightgown look by adding up some pleats and twisted satin details, plus the most minimalistic shoes we’ve ever seen and a much less minimalistic headband that says “Party Animal” in glittery letters.
Olivier Theyskens as well revamped a satin staple, by pairing a white corset, an ivory glossy midi skirt with black leather laced-up ranger boots. The classic yet rebellious outfit is completed with matte black gloves for an extra dose of chic.
It would be wrong to speak of satin or silk without mentioning Vionnet, especially given the spectacular opening look of the Spring/Summer 18 show. The silhouette honors the Maison’s founder, who was well known the way she worked the fabric. Here, an astonishing asymmetrical off-the-shoulder Greek goddess gown has been carved in silvery silk. The cut is sleek and minimal, with just enough pleats, a defined waist, and some green and blue mesh bringing lightweight movement to the sculptural gown.
Dion Lee as well mixed satin with some mesh details on its peachy, golden silhouette, composed of an asymmetrical, off-the-shoulder (again, we sense another trend here) top that bares one arm and covers the other, and a free-flowing, pleated midi skirt with satin yokes on the belt and hips. This ballerina-esque look is paired with matching peachy flip-flops, instantly giving the whole look a much more casual appeal.
The aesthetic proposed by designer Esteban Cortazar was very different and miles from tutus and ballet shoes. Indeed, Cortazar introduced us to satin meets streetwear with this electric, monochrome outfit. A super dressy cobalt blue satin maxi dress was topped with a cropped graphic T-shirt and gum-soled sporty white boots.
Paul & Joe’s take on satin was also about dressing down the maxi satin dress thanks to laid back additions. Here a casual-ish jeweled denim jacket has been thrown over a long powder pink satin t-strap dress and teamed up with matching pink satin slippers.
At the Kenzo show, satin was sharp, bold, and refreshing, in the form of an ensemble: midi skirt and loose asymmetrical (seriously trend alert here!) top cut in stripes satin. For the top, stripes are black and cognac, whereas on the skirt green alternates with black. The model sports tights matching the top, and some eye-catching accessories: mismatched earrings, studded choker and jeweled sandals. The result is an explosive cocktail of colors and prints, far from the typical delicate satin nightie.
Ironically, when experimenting with sleek and shine satin you’re not on slippery ground, you can stay loyal to the fabrics popular delicate, feminine and sexy aesthetic, or play it cool and mix the glossy fabric to basically any style you want.
The moral is: don’t shy away from satin and satin won’t fail you!
After studying Marketing at ESSEC Business School, Marta has recently joined Launchmetrics driven by the desire to engage in what thrills her most : fashion. When not scrolling through runway pictures or debating about prospective trends, she enjoys exploring new places in search of hidden gems.
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