Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Trend-Tracking: Riding the Celine Rib Train

Celine's Phoebe Philo has clearly liked the architectural modernity that a sleek rib sweater can convey in the past few seasons.  Hers is of the squishy, synthetic variety sculpted with a techy viscose/polyamide blend yarn which allows the sweater to bounce and vibrate against the body rather than vacuum sealing it like a piece of beef jerky.

Ribs not only can be tricky to wear, they're often overlooked as outfit completers, unobtrusive and uninspiring, but as of late they have been the unsung standouts in many a designer's collection; most notably in dresses with beautiful rib transfers and floaty ease in fresh shades of white.  OK, so maybe white rib dresses aren't so easy to wear and these are more than a bit derivative of someone else's vision but they just look so good...

Jill Stuart S/S 2016
Victoria Beckham
Prabal Gurung

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