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.
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.
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.
Let me know your opinions! I am curious to hear what you say about this.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Burberry’s creative director, Christopher Bailey, thinks that plain pantyhose are boring and bare legs in winter – just stupid. In this fashion show his models wear rhombus (or snake) print tights.
But is this on purpose that patterns are all crooked? Or, even better, one leg crooked and one leg straight? At first I thought he was trying to go for the candy cane effect, but I now think that someone was just simply in a big rush getting dressed. I’d love to hear your opinions.
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?
Style by Rodarte
Style by Thom Browne
Style by Diane von Furstenberg
I’ve been recently looking at the photos of Jourdan Dunn, a British model of colour. Somehow these darker women are such a minority on the runway that every time I see one, I get really excited. Even she herself admitted that she was cancelled from Dior runway because she wasn’t the right colour.
People would say that she is a good model material because her look is so versatile, just by changing long black wavy hair to other black short hairstyles her look is dramatically changed. She may look sweet and spontaneous, or completely stern, or like an exotic ball of fire from a mythology book.
I guess in some ways I feel that models like her have a bit of a hair advantage since it is common for ladies of colour to change wigs and thus create all sorts of celebrity hairstyles. White girls keep their hair natural most of the time, so there is a limit to how you can change it up.
There was a point in my life when I wanted to get a real short boyish haircut, but somehow figured it was too permanent to do. Short hairstyles for women are considered sexy and modern, but when you cut it, you can’t go back. Another thing that persuaded me to keep some length was when I heard that short hair is a real mess when you are on the beach.
Jourdan Dunn has a nice slim body, naturally – that’s the way she was since she was a teenager, kind of skinny and awkward at the time. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t like to eat, she even hosts her own cooking show called “Well Dunn”.
Stockings, pantyhose, leggings, and other hosiery seems to be part of Jourdan Dunn fantasy photoshoots. Especially the fishnets layered with stockings caught my attention since it is quite a rare combination to begin with. This probably caught my attention more and thus landed this article on this blog.
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.
Marlena stockings by Fiore
Outfit available at Dolce Amore
White stockings by Gatta
Outfit available at Dolce Amore