It was back in June last year that I last wrote about my love for gauzy, cobwebby fabrics.
Since then I’ve purchased a cobweb top from Topshop that I have worn to death, and still love to bits. Sadly, that style is no longer offered, but here are some more cool items in either a loose weave knit or gauzy fabric for you to drool over.
Staying with our good ole aussie brands for a moment, MinkPink is doing extremely well. I kept seeing it in boutiques when I was last in Japan, and it has also been popping up a lot in the gyaru fashion mags such as Glamorous (along with stablemate Evil Twin ). These 2 brands really kick it up a notch in the cool-factor department, and boy do I want to buy some of these!
Some more offerings for those more designery inclined, from Shopbop :
Kain Label Rag and Bone
and dresses from Temperley London in metallic brass or silver – they look like chainmail, don’t you think?
With Japan coming into their Summer season, I did see a lot of gauzy capes on my recent visit, as well as summer jumpers – knitwear with extremely open weave – like these:
the dress has a reall great cobweb back too:
This is available at the Rakuten store Ottimo, tho the black is sold out.
…and don’t get me started on their fab new “Grunge Bikers” collection – that’s getting a post of its own
That should encourage you to try this current trend for yourself (and DIYers can always pull threads in their own clothes to achieve the same effect). I love it when something on-trend is also tremendously wearable, even in casual outfits. Of course, we gothy types will love these in black, perhaps with a skull tee showing through beneath. Have you already bought an open-knit or gauzy top or cape this season?