Perhaps designers were deeply inspired by the crystal glass shoes Cinderella wore, but the transparency trend seems to be the it-thing now as we will see a lot more often than before after they first popped up last few years. While the sheer trend has been an ongoing trend in the fashion world, completely see-through garments redefine the meaning to the phrase “barely there”, that sheer can’t even beat.
The designers adopted the clear transparency trend and created a wide array of accessories made out of PVC or vinyl. The collection of translucent accessories including necklace, bangles, shoes and clutches are strangely addictive that gives the impression of modern futuristic style. The trend is not apparent in the apparel but the sheer trend has already made it clear that too much skin revealing can lose its spark for the “barely there” effect. It seems like the clear transparency trend only works on the accessories most of the time whereas the sheer trend is for the clothing line.
Michael Kors SS13 & Valentine SS13
Maison Martin Margiela recent collaboration with H&M features the perplex pieces in the form of accessories and heels. Valentino, Dolce and Gabbana, Chanel, Michael Kors and Balenciaga have also showcased their spring 2013 collection with the translucent cuffs to paneled pumps.
For some, the trend eliminates the discretion of women’s handbags as valuable items are visible to others. But the best way to rock the trend is to put nothing in the transparent bag or house the contents inside with small fabric. Apart from that, the trend is always seen with a contrasting effect as the trend can look dull. The contrast is visually alluring and the details are largely extent due to its visible contrast. Transparency with metallics can be a match made out of heaven that ensembles edgy yet sophisticated. The eye-popping florescent detail adds an extra punch to the transparent trend too.
The transparency can be a great aesthetic fashion statement to make for your outfit. To be able to wear this trend means you have to keep the rest of your ensemble simple and classic so that it doesn’t overwhelm your outfit. Once you master the skills of mix-and-match, you will able to wear the trend easily.