Balenciaga designs at Paris Fashion Week set some legwear trends

July 11, 2017 under Runway

All the lovers of tight pants are just going to love this. Balenciaga, a French designer label, put out some models on the runway wearing tight shoe pants (as the tights are actually attached to the shoes) and spandex.

Some writers refer to these designs as fetishistic because of the tightness of the garments. It does make sense, especially by having the shoes made out of the same shade and fabric as the pants, an illusion of super long legs is created.

Balenciaga tights and shoe pants on the runway Paris Fashion Week

I read up a little bit on the founder of this almost a 100 year old label. Cristobal Balenciaga started out nicely, but then had to close his boutiques because of war. Obviously this didn’t stop him from making a come back. Just think about it for a minute, whatever obstacles our modern entrepreneurs are faced with are nothing like what he had. I guess that those who are meant to survive somehow will, no matter what walls keep them out.

Knee socks worn over Pantyhose – Opinions?

June 1, 2017 under Runway, Weird

I saw this photo online, not sure what year it is from… it’s a Russian young designer competition. The model here is clearly wearing sheer black pantyhose with black knee high socks over it. First of all, it’s already progress to see pantyhose on the runway, so let’s give them some credit.

What do you think though about these knee high socks over pantyhose, is it too much? To me somehow there is not enough contrast. Whenever something is layered like this, I always want to see different colours playing together.

knee high socks over pantyhose

Let me know your opinions! I am curious to hear what you say about this.

Some More Seamless Pantyhose on the Catwalk, Golden Lady 2016 show for Textillegprom in Moscow

May 31, 2017 under Golden Lady, Runway

Here are some more photos I found of the seamless pantyhose fashion show that was hosted for fall collection of 2016 in Moscow. These are styles by Golden Lady, featured at the Textillegprom Federal Trade Fair, and I am amazed that they are both SEAMLESS and PATTERNED! I didn’t see this before from any other brand and in my eyes this is a true innovation.

These photos are taken by Alexander Zhuravlev just like the previous set and the original website is on the watermarks on the photos. Enjoy the pictures!

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway podium catwalk5 black striped tights

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway podium catwalk4 black striped tights

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway podium catwalk3 black striped tights

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway podium catwalk2 white tights with black

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway podium catwalk1

This Federal Trade Fair for Apparel & Textile happens in Moscow annually and they feature all sorts of exhibitors. Golden Lady brand is very popular on the Russian market. B

 

 

Golden Lady Fashion Show – Seamless Pantyhose on the Runway

May 29, 2017 under Golden Lady, Runway

I saw these amazing photos on one of the ethnic pantyhose forums and they are taken by Alexander Zhuravlev, the website is in the watermark on the images. This was a fashion show from 2016 for Golden Lady and they were showing “Rock My Legs” collection of seamless pantyhose.

I am thrilled to see this nice white shade, however I haven’t seen it available for sale. Currently I am clearing out some Golden Lady 20 den seamless and Golden Lady 40 den seamless styles called My Secret. They are very popular, but kind of hard to get, I need to go through a Polish supplier and I know that they make me wait for a long time because they are ordering it from somewhere (likely Russia) themselves. It’s just not efficient, I prefer to continue working with factories directly and I wasn’t able to get a response from Golden Lady to open a wholesale account.

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway

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I also noticed that there were pink sheer seamless pantyhose in that show and even some seamless pantyhose with polka dot patterns. I haven’t seen those before! My suspicion is that they were made for that fashion show only.

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway pattern lilac tights 2

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway pattern lilac tights

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway pattern lilac and polka dot tights

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway pink tights 3

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway pink tights 2

golden lady seamless pantyhose fashion show models on the runway pink tights

 

Fishnet tights & socks are in fashion for Spring 2017

April 1, 2017 under Runway

Lately I had many inquiries about fishnet socks, especially short ankle ones. There seems to be a trend on the runway to wear anything fishnet, like tops and tights.

fishnet tights and socks are in fashion for spring 2017 collage

fishnet tights and socks are in fashion for spring 2017

Here is one of my photos from Instagram, taken recently, of my legs in fancy fishnet tights. It’s not a new pair, but all the sudden I feel more fashionable about wearing it.

Fiore Vera pantyhose

Men in daring tights on the runway

November 19, 2016 under Boys, Runway

Does anybody know which show this was? I just saw it in the blog section of a hosiery manufacturer, but I am positive the tights are not even from them.

These are some really bold colours these boys are wearing! Based on the styling, I’d guess that these are designs inspired by some medieval decades when a man without stockings would be a man without any status.

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Pantyhose on a Runway

February 27, 2016 under Runway
Giamba on the runway in fishnet tights

Style by Giamba

These are some hot designers from this winter. They found a way to add more charm to their outfits with proper hosiery. Agree?

sheer black pantyhose on the podium, fashion show

Style by Rodarte

thom browne pantyhose on runway

Style by Thom Browne

polka dot sheer tights on the catwalk

Style by Diane von Furstenberg

Models in Stockings at Dolce Amore Fashion Show

August 19, 2013 under Runway

This weekend I came to a fashion show and managed to see a little of it before I ventured backstage to help the girls with their outfits.  If I manage to snatch a few more photos from that show of models in stockings from other photographers, I’ll post.

Fashion shows are very stressful and usually there are assistants to help with the outfits.  If a model needs to quickly change from one outfit to another, she may not have a chance to attach the garter belt or to align the backseam.

This show was done by Dolce Amore Lingerie Boutique in Vancouver.

www.dolceamoreboutique.com

model in Marlena stockings by Fiore on the runway

Marlena stockings by Fiore

model in red stockings at dolce amore lingerie fashion show

Outfit available at Dolce Amore

model in white stockings at dolce amore fashion show

White stockings by Gatta

model in purple stockings at dolce amore fashion show

Outfit available at Dolce Amore

 

 

 

Germany Next Top Hosiery Model Competition

January 22, 2013 under Runway
Germany Next Top Model Challenge

Germany Next Top Model Challenge

I found this fun segment on Youtube.  It looks like these models had a pantyhose fashion assignment!  Which one of them will be the alpha hosiery model?  Which one has the best imagination and legs to go with it?

Are these random shots of models who happen to wear pantyhose or is this really a fashion challenge?  I am trying to find the full version of this video, so if anyone can help to locate this divine hosiery model material, I’ll be so grateful.  There are some references online to this saying that Heidi Klum was one of the judges.

A native German speaker translated for me the two sentences that we hear the models say: “You may get used to these clothes…” and “I was glad that the body covered my butt cheeks”.  He is pretty sure that it was an assignment to present pantyhose.  Seriously, they have bikini contests, why not have hosiery contests?

Link: http://youtu.be/EJQA1mM9_r0

 

Perhaps modeling pantyhose is a challenging assignment just because it is not a common garment to be shown off like that.  Garter belts and stockings are so common that you can see them on any poster, but pantyhose, especially without a skirt, is a different topic because it is not as abundantly displayed. The job of a hosiery model is not easy since she needs to present a garment in an attractive way without looking vulgar or too suggestive.

 

Fashion Hosiery with Fading Colour Gradient

November 27, 2012 under Runway

I saw this online and I couldn’t resist but share with you!  I think this is an excellent concept for coloured tights to have a smooth colour gradient.

Personally I’ve seen tie-dyed tights before and I can’t stand anything that was coloured this way because it reminds me of some unfortunate laundry accidents rather than fashion.

However, this concept is much neater, especially if it is styled nicely with the outfit.  From my knowledge this product is from China and there is even a supplier on Alibaba website.

Can Europeans brands try to repeat this?  I’d be a big fan if I could find something of this sort from my favourite brands.