Mining the Far East for reference is a tale as old as fashion, but we've never seen Asian influences like this before — from Prada's digital-printed geishas to Pucci's louche Vietnamese ladies and Peter Pilotto's power woman by way of India, these looks hit novel notes.
In a sultry game of peek-a-boo,
lace's interlocking DNA takes a turn to the dark side in black overlays that
show some skin. Calvin Klein's twisted netting gives a gothic wink— balanced by
a white dress lining — while Celine's deep-V gets a dose of modesty from
fishnet and Christian Dior weaves a sparkling web.
Delicate white fabrications hint at heritage, but the sun-bleached effect of sheer veilings, embroideries, lace and eyelet seen at Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Bottega Veneta and beyond underwent a modern adaptation for utterly artisanal results.
Monochromatic dressing hits the full spectrum for the coming season. From head-to-heel cobalt at Gucci to Stella McCartney's green thumb and Carolina Herrera's orange crush, these color-wonderful shades pack a major punch.