Thursday, February 19, 2009

Legs 7-Eleven

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One of the biggest FW0910 trends is, surprise, surprise, something that has been hovering on the fashion horizon for at least four seasons now. Call it an evolution of the skinny jean trend or a biproduct of fashion's bodycon '80s resurgence, leggings have been omnipresent at the FW0910 shows. The myriad variations included studded, distressed – and, picking up Miu Miu’s recent biker short reboot, also biker short - at Alexander Wang; Day Glo florals at Marc Jacobs; zippered at Alexander McQueen for Target; Anna Sui's velvet versions; in leather at Tory Burch; black suede at Max Azria; high-waisted and seamed at Coventry; Terence Koh's gold sequinned versions and knitted at Richard Chai. One of the week's more intriguing takes on the trend was offered on Tuesday, via those remarkable, rumpled Nicholas Kirkwood legging boots at Rodarte. Many described them as "over the kneee" but in reality, they reached almost to the hip. Here's a backstage shot by Purple mag's Olivier Zahm (above), which gives a closer look at the convoluted strapwork. You don't get into or out of these boots in a hurry.

marc jacobs FW0910/

alexander wang FW0910/

Sydney’s own sass & bide saw the megatrend coming this time last year, with the launch of their ‘new jean’, the ruched black silk/acetate Black Rats leggings, which generated record orders for the company.


Paul said...

All the women I know who wear Black Rats love them because they're so damn forgiving, versatile – and sexy!

I was a little hesitant to open this post in my reader - I thought Legs 7-Eleven was something to do with "always open". Phew.

Patty Huntington said...

oh that did make me laugh.

the 24/7 aspect is why i put in the headline, without twigging the (pretty obvious) double entendre.

mind you, that extremely awkward crotch shot of poor old JAC biting the herve leger runway will undoubtedly live on much longer than the wet swimsuit affair which got her banned from RAFW.

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