There’s nothing wrong with being sexy. Some women are born that way, and others pay top dollar to look that way. The only hang-up that comes with “sexiness” is in perception. Some say that women really dress for other women, while some argue that women dress to entice the male gaze. While both (or neither) of these common beliefs may be true, the real test of sexiness is whether or not you’re doing it for yourself. If you possess the confidence to wear Anthony Vaccarello’s insanely racy Spring/Summer 2014 collection, we applaud you.
Before getting caught up on the “sex sells” angle, we must point out that Vaccarello garments are fantastically built, and the presentation is not without more democratic wearable moments like tailored nautical jackets covered in big baubly studs, or tomboyish sun-bleached soft denim pants and jackets. The rest of the clothes are reserved for your sensual side. Vaccarello skirts and shorts will practically slip off your hip bones, while a mini skirt’s windowpane cut-outs gave us even more glimpse of thigh than the miniskirts skimpy length did. He also repeated a technique that finished the bottom of skirts and skin-tight tunic dresses with an angular handkerchief hem featuring overlapping straps across the thighs – which at first glance looks something like a studded loincloth. Mesh tanks were a staple of the collection, and he also repeatedly used a type of sheer lace on his maxi skirts and dresses that had frayed hems – making the garment look like it had been partially torn off in a passionate moment. It’s hard to explain his blood red cowl-neck leather tunic mini dress, but it’s a sight more sexy when viewed than when described. Vaccarello Spring/Summer 2014 is strong because it refuses to back down from a core theme of sexy confidence. If you refuse to back down from the same theme, your next-season wardrobe awaits you at Anthony Vaccarello.
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