Trendwise, womenswear is currently playing with strong opposites. On the one hand, there are masculine looks created by classic male staples like suits. On the other hand, we can see the rise of sexiness through sheer clothing that emphasizes women’s attributes.

This is a natural progression to the fall/winter 2015 season, were transparent fabrics gained in importance already, being featured by brands like Achtland, Baum und Pferdgarten and Religion. Besides, mesh was one of the most successful fabrics in spring/summer 2016, especially for sports-like tops, skirts and shorts.

Recently, sheer clothing became one of the most triumphant cross-designer themes at London Fashion Week. Burberry showcased mid-thigh lace dresses with sheer ribbons, delicate as well as provocative. Sibling opted for transparent latex rubber fabrics to create dresses, pairing them with crochet in some garments, while House of Holland selected mesh as a fabric. At Milan’s Fashion Week, Gucci’s most-awaited collection bet on granny-inspired lace dresses with sportswear elements like zippers and elastic waistbands and maxi sheer dresses with embedded stones.