Mixed Separates Monday: Cut It Out

From shoes to dresses, celebrities have been sporting the cut-out trend in various sexy and subtle ways. Nikki Reed recently attended a photo call in London wearing edgy Ferragamo cut-out heels. Kate Hudson attended the the 3rd Annual amFAR Inspiration Gala last month wearing a stunning, red Prabal Gurung gown featuring cut-out details. Cut-outs are a way to add rock star edge to an ensemble, peek-a-boo pretty or look-at-me-now provocativeness.

What do you think of the cut-out trend? Have you added any items featuring the cut-out trend to your wardrobe?

Mixed Separates Monday: Cut It Out

BCBGeneration, Cut Out Back Dress; $158.00/ Free People, Cut Out Neck Long Sleeve Top, $48.00/ Ted Baker, Laurelia Cut Out Leather Shoes; $172.38/ Melinda Maria, Nicole Cuff; $180.00/ Weekend MaxMara, Cut-Out Skirt; $345.00/ chicnova, Black Metal Cut Out Fold-over Long Clutch; $64.50/

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

London Fashion Week Spring 2013 RTW: Peter Pilotto

Psychedelic, digital prints and exaggerated silhouettes are a dominating presence for Peter Pilotto's Spring 2013 RTW collection. We have come to expect this kind of "sensory overload" aesthetic from Pilotto. Women who want their wardrobe to captivate and entrance onlookers will want to pick up pieces from this collection.  









The color palette for the collection involves a vibrant mix of blue, red, yellow, black, white and various hues of greens.

Complex shapes, including flutter sleeves and peplum, combined with eye-popping embroidery, beading and cutout details for an overwhelming range of styles. A standout piece in the collection is the halterneck, dress featuring a peplum top and fit and flare embellished skirt that looks as if it's adorned with little mirrors.



Thigh-high slits, flirty necklines and shoulder-baring ensembles gave silhouettes a dramatic feel.

Looks were styled with striking, embellished Nicholas Kirkwood cutout heels. The models had barely there makeup and loose, low ponytails with pieces that framed their face, which was absolute perfection as to not distract from the flashy fashions.








We hope to see celebrities like Emma Watson, Emma Stone, Jaime King and Kate Bosworth ,who all love bold silhouettes, inject these eccentric, digitally printed pieces into their red carpet wardrobes.


~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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London Fashion Week Spring 2013 RTW: Giles

Black Widows opened the show at the latest Giles collection, starting up with a series of pieces with gorgeous laser-cut cutout looks. The show ranged from ultra chic to hyper avant-garde, especially with the odd pairing of runners matched with the looks.

Regardless of the shoes, the cutout looks were masterfully done, eventually segueing into several other ideas. Including loads of interesting prints, textured textiles, eye-wear and headpieces.








Another notable series of thoughts are prints with heavenly horses sprawled out across the fabric. An exploration between the beauty and differences between dark and light, Giles does a stellar job of wrapping up any loose ends despite their being perhaps too many ideas placed into one collection. 




The finale ended on a haunting note, with a disintegrating cobweb dress in black and a wired headdress. 

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Milan Fashion Week RTW: Emilio Pucci

Emilio Pucci presented a collection for Fall 2012 that can only be described as tailored, glamorous minimalism. Known for boho chic and signature sexy designs, this collection seemed to have a more grown up feel.

Not to worry, creative director, Peter Dundas, has not lost his appetite for slinky and skin baring looks. The show opened with a handful of knee-length, figure-flaunting black dresses with sheer cutouts.







Ensembles were given the luxe treatment with fur coats tossed over the shoulders of models wearing floor-length gowns and separates, crystal detailing on dresses and embossed leather on jackets and skirts.




Colors of baby blue, olive, eggplant and deep blush tones made an appearance as the show progressed. 

Menswear inspired looks, such as modified tuxedo jackets and tailored pants, also made an appearance.






Celebrities we see wearing this collection: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and, possibly, Elizabeth Olsen.

~Christy Pastore @christypastore

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London Fashion Week RTW: David Koma

Keeping with his futuristic style of design, David Koma's Fall 2012 RTW collection featured enticing cut-outs and high gloss metallics. The diverse collection included various pencil skirts, form fitting trousers and dresses with ruffles and high collars. Cinched, belted waistlines were a common theme throughout the collection as were ruffled hips -- a trend on the Fall 2012 RTW Runway shows.









A rainbow of shiny metallics wove throughout the collection paired with black, royal blue and magenta. Similar to highlighting the polka dot in his Fall 2011 collection, Koma used an oblong oval design in many of his pieces. The oval shape came in metal cut-outs, mixed patterns in fabrics and even as the shapes of belts.




Minimal makeup and slicked down, side parted hair were worn by the models. Metallic nail polishes paired well with the hues of the collection. David Koma's newest collection is perfect for the woman that wants to stay one step ahead of the current trends: futuristic and edgy, with plenty of street wear appeal.





~Jamie Collyer @JamieCollyer on Twitter 

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New York Fashion Week RTW: Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham brought old Hollywood glamour to the runways of New York with her 1940s inspired designs for Fall 2012. Packham completely stamped each gown with a seal that must have said "made especially for the red carpet."

The collection was reminiscent of style icons Ava Gardner and Lauren Bacall, especially with the hair and make-up details dramatic red lips and tight buns with rolled under bangs.








 Models floated down the runway in elegantly cut, curve-hugging gowns and embellished pencil skirts.





Silhouettes featuring plunging necklines, sexy open backs and sensational ornate shoulder detailing walked the line of sexy and sophisticated. Appropriate enough for Buckingham Palace, but daring enough for Dita Von Teese (who sat front row during the presentation).






Packham added dazzling jewels, crisscross Louboutin heels and red and black belts as the finishing touch to this breathtaking collection.



~Christy Pastore @christypastore
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