Actually, a large white shirt is all you’ll need for spring 2017.
One of the many Fashion manifestos of Paris Fashion Week.
PARIS — Follow the instructions below: Find a large white shirt. Wrap it around your torso asymmetrically. Wear it loose on your shoulders. Create a fashionable bandage by ripping a sleeve off. Ann Demeulemeester spring 2017 show was not the only one where models wore oversized white shirts with a creative twist. But, it might been the best by far. It’s a common truth that a shirt gives countless creative opportunities to a designer and the only thing that he/she should do is to let his/her imagination free. Attention: the two armholes must stay untouched. Or not? The challenge was accepted by the designers of New York and Paris Fashion Week, and they created a not so much basic wardrobe piece. A simple white shirt won’t be the same anymore. Of course, this challenge won’t go unnoticed by the “Project Runway” people.
One of the main targets of fashion is to follow and unfollow its own rules. White shirt was, and still is, one of fashion’s favourite garment, and one that is always “available” for deconstruction. The brothers of Vetements expanded plain old shirts to Brobdingnagian proportions. Mont(s)e experimented with men’s shirting, and created an origami look by button-down the shirt. But this week, the designer Sebastien Meunier turned the Ann Demeulemeester runway into a Fine Art class call it: “White Shirt all mighty”.
[These oversize men’s shirts at Monse are surprisingly sexy] Suddenly, a white shirt transformed into a halter, an apron, a tunic, a dress. A white cuff of a shirt was becoming a substantial part of a black blazer, and a white torn collar turned into a scarf. Sexy togas, prim high collars and odes to déshabillé have made their own fashion statement. Sometimes, rules must be broken. Sometimes, fragments create a whole. Sometimes, beauty is hidden into simple, everyday things. Fashion is all those “sometimes”.σ