Free Form

Nothing says spring/summer/growth/sunshine/renewel/etc like organic silhouettes in my opinion. We’ve seen plenty of asymmetrical-this and surplice-that over the past few years, but really only the higher-end designers have shown free-form silhouettes and draping in their true glory. A look I began acquiring a taste for a couple years ago, I found myself drawn to cowl neck draping and the now ever-popular asymmetrical pullover/sweater/cardigan thing. Looks which I don’t care for now. And I’d like to point out, before I go any further, that I also no not like the asymmetrical “crop-top” tank look. Its unflattering and unoriginal. “Overpowering but everywhere” styles like that, or the jeffrey campbell platforms, to me speak more about a persons inability to accessorize. You have to buy an extremely trendy (not in the good way you may think, but more the everysingleotherpersonhasit way) Have you ever seen a girl wearing a very normal “blah” outfit, but then as your eyes meet the end of her gams you are bombarded with some obscenely huge heels in some bright color? Just an imaginary example. My point is DON’T LET YOUR CLOTHES WEAR YOU. If you take anything away from this blog, let that be it. Motto. Bam. Now I’m rambling.

Anyways, messing with silhouette can be tricky. Whatever patterns, colors, lengths, and fits may be popular, the general silhouette of certain pieces remains consistent pretty much throughout a decade. Honestly have shorts changed that much in the past five years? In some pieces now, you’ll see structure and symmetry gone in favor of pleats, tucks, and hems that are really quite aesthetically pleasing in their disproportion. That in combination with the popularity of jersey cotton, linens, and other delicate, lightweight materials makes for some very unique, ethereal, and artistic, really, clothing. You’ll notice a lot of the pieces I’m about to post photos of are by Helmut Lang. This brand masters modernist silhouettes- meets sexy.

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I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SHIRT. Helmut Lang lush voile draped top. 

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c/o fashiontoast

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Aside from clothing, raw-edge leather pieces are another perfect example of this look that I love. Once reserved for hippies and robin hood, this look is now considered sophisticated and chic. There was a whole line of raw edge leather purses at obscene prices at Nordstrom that I was drooling over last fall.

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Even though this is a look I love, I’m still hunting for pieces like these! I really only have one top that I still love thats draped that isn’t just a simple cowl neck. Here’s an instagram photo of it from a month or so ago.

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Forever 21 top. Thrifted jewelry.

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