The Hole Story

The Hole Story | Fashion's fascination with the fishnet | MODE+MAISON

I’ve long been a fan of the fishnet.  Way back when, when I was climbing the corporate ladder (no pun intended), I could often be seen sporting a pair, injecting a little bit of subversive style into conservative City dressing.   And before sheers returned to the fashion fold, they would be my go to legwear when wearing an LBD.

But whatever trends dictate, this holey hosiery, in its various guises, is never far from the glare of fashion’s spotlight. Most of the models traversing Proenza Schouler’s autumn/winter 2015/16 catwalk were sporting a pair of these eye-catching tights…

Proenza Schouler AW15 | MODE+MAISON

And this delicate net arm-wear featured in John Galliano’s spring/summer 2016 show for Maison Margiela…

John Galliano for Maison Margiela SS16 | MODE+MAISON

Then on Monday, AF Vandevorst revealed this ‘underwear as outerwear’ inspired look at London Fashion Week..

AF Vandevorst AW16 | MODE+MAISON

And just yesterday, several fishnet inspired styles appeared on Marques Almeida’s London catwalk…

Marques Almeida AW16 | MODE+MAISON

Fishnets always look great when photographed in black and white, as the (typically) black net against bare skin provides a great element of contrast. So here are just a few of my favourite monochrome fishnet looks from my Pinterest feed…

The Hole Story | Fashion's fascination with the fishnet | MODE+MAISON

The Hole Story | Fashion's fascination with the fishnet | MODE+MAISON

The Hole Story | Fashion's fascination with the fishnet | MODE+MAISON

Image Credits: theyallhateus / vogue.com / Pinterest

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