Cut-Outs: From the Swinging 60s to Summer 2013

Cutouts pieces are a major trend this season and have been widely used by designers and high street stores

Text: Sophia Karagianni

 

Cut-out technique had been part of the fashionable teenage style of the Mod World. Designers such as Pierre Cardin, Andre Courrege and Rudi Gernreich created A-line mini dresses or skirts with cutouts, exposing patches of skin at the chest, waist and everywhere else.


Outfits by Andre Courrege Pierre Cardin


Pierre Cardin’s Outfits 


Peggy Moffitt in Rudi Gernreich Bodysuit

 

The trend re-emerged now, showing off our most flattering body parts: waist, back or shoulders. From delicate cut outs to more obvious ones, the trend reigned on the catwalks, red carpet and street styles, embracing the feminity of woman’s body. Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Cushnie et Ochs, Gucci, Balenciaga, Moschino, Roberto Cavalli, Roland, Herve Leger and many others adopted the trend and presented long or short, minimal or extravagant cuts in their creations.


Roland Mouret, Emilio Pucci, Diane Von Furstenberg, BCBG Max Azria, Carven


Cushnie et Ochs, Gucci, Vivienne Westwood, Herve Leger, Lacoste 


Alexander Wang, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, BCBG Max Azria, Roberto Cavalli, Saint Laurent


Moschino


Street Style and Fashion Shows Backstage


Red Carpet Cutouts Outfits

V-Neck, geometric or butterfly-shaped cutouts, are all exposing the right amount of skin. Tops, dresses or even bodysuits, can offer the perfect color contrast against nude skin.

 

Shop The Trend:


Denim Drees fashionunion.com, Topshop Shoes topshop.com


Bardot Bodysuit bardot.com.au, Giuseppe Zanotti Shoes tessabit.com


River Island Swimsuit riverisland.com, Mara Hoffman Swimsuit my-wardrobe.com