Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Hakaan Yildirim showed a shiny, sheer S/S 12 collection, reputedly influenced by African futurism. While African influences were not apparent, futurist themes were, with Yidirim’s models adorned in all manner of mesh and lace in clean optic whites, onyx, and silver sparkles. A sequin plated skirt and similar strapless cocktail dress evoked the heatproof tiling found on space shuttles and satellites, while grid lace and netting hinted at retro futuristic computer graphics. Visibility, in the form of sheer textiles and cutouts were crucial here, with each affectation providing a glimpse of the living flesh underlying and enlivening Yildirim’s clean, mechanical vision. —Andrew Luecke
Color: Optic white / Onyx / Gold / Champagne / Silver / Lemon
Key Items: Crop backed tunics / Sculpted bustier dresses / Side scooped mini skirts / Fluid jumpsuits / Cut out body-con dresses / Bomber jackets / Sheer chiffon blouses / Dressy track pants / Skin-tight leggings
Materials: Mesh / Chiffon / Grid lace / Organza / Soft suiting / Satin / Leather
Details + Trim: Dense beading / Cutouts / Mesh panels / Tiered fringe / Sheer panels / Raised seams / Satin trim / Embellished necklines / Lightly padded hips
Accessories + Footwear: Cuff strap stilettos / Thong heeled sandals
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