February 27th, 2010
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Cutouts at Cushnie et Ochs, Herve Leger, and Diane von Furstenberg.
Style tip? Leather was huge on the runways of Fall 2010 in all kinds of incarnations. Along with the usual leather jackets and motorcycle-inspired gear, we saw the rise of the leather dress. To tone down the hardness of the leather dress, designers decided to soften the look with cutouts. How to get the look of cutouts? The traditional cutout (as seen at Herve Leger) removes strategic sections of the garment in slivers. But we also loved seeing cutouts as a texture. The cutouts on the Cushnie et Ochs tunic and the Diane von Furstenberg dress made us see this garment detail in a whole new light.
What do you think? How would you wear cutouts? Share your thoughts in the comments!