Is this a trend best left on the catwalk or should we all be cracking out the duct tape? IT’S Day Five of New York Fashion Week and there’s one catwalk show that’s got everyone talking.
Experimental Miami designer Black Tape Project has made its NYFW debut by sending models down the runway in outfits made entirely out of duct tape.
What was once just an everyday household item is now one of SS19’s H๏τtest fashion trends as models showcased the bold new looks. From duct tape patterns embellished with studs to a racy green metallic one-piece, this is one bonkers trend we’ll never be able to wrap our heads around.
And we can only imagine what a pain they must be to remove. Literally. Upping the fashion stakes from the show where models were sent down the catwalk in oversized dollar bills (some of which were see-through, mind you), styles varied from an aqua blue ʙικιɴι set to a barely there duct tape thong.
After all, the controversial fashion brand first rocked the fashion world earlier this summer when they showcased their distinctive designs at Miami Swim Week. But if you ask us, this is one fashion faux pas best left to the professionals. Although we would like to know where they got that glittery green duct tape…
But Black Tape Project wasn’t the only show pushing boundaries on Day Five of NYFW. In true Fashion Week style, Los Angeles brand Rodarte had its A-List front row whip out the brollies as the models braved the rain.
Famous for their sheer delicate designs, this experimental show didn’t a bit of rain stand in its way. With pink and red tulle dresses and standout headpieces, SS19 is looking like a bright and bold affair for the brand.
Before you strike off Black Tape Project as a total fashion anomaly, it actually looks like they might be one to something. Okay so while it doesn’t look like we’re actually going to be modelling barely-there tape outfits any time soon, see-through blouses are going to be all the rage next season.
American designer LaQuan paid homage to the nineties with an array of super-sheer lace bodies for its SS19 show. Although this throwback style may not be anything new on its own, pairing the lacy bodies with a pair of low-rise denim jeans gave the look that edgy, 21-st century touch.
Meanwhile, Rodarte’s statement headpieces are already being heralded a total trend-setter for next season as models were sent down the runway with beautiful big rose buds in their hair. Provided we can get our hands on some convincing fake flowers, this is a look we’ll be living for next festival season.