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Sheer Tiered Gowns

Elie Saab's Spring/Summer 2013 Collection is Translucent

— October 12, 2012 — Fashion
Elie Saab's Spring/Summer 2013 collection wowed audience members at the 2012 Paris Fashion Week. Light seafoam frocks and raspberry-hued dresses lined the fierce catwalk, wise decisions for the warmer months.

The focal point of this Spring/Summer 2013 set was on textures and patterns rather than colors however. Tiered floor-length gowns were interspersed with lacy bits of translucent fabric, allowing onlookers to peer through the legs of the models while still covering considerable portions of their bodies.

This layered style has been at the fore of pieces put out by Roberta Ridolfi, Givenchy and Valentino. Together they have displayed the dainty beauty of the apparel, revealing slivers of skin through the thick and often floral pieces of fabric.
Trend Themes
1. Translucent Fashion - Disruptive innovation opportunities include the development of new fabrics and materials that offer both transparency and durability.
2. Layered Style - Opportunities for disruptive innovation exist in creating new techniques for layering fabrics and creating unique textures in clothing.
3. Textured Patterns - There is potential for disruptive innovation in developing new methods and technologies for creating intricate and unique textured patterns in fabric.
Industry Implications
1. Fashion - The fashion industry could benefit from disruptive innovation in creating innovative and trend-setting garments that incorporate translucent fabrics and layered styles.
2. Textile - Disruptive innovation opportunities in the textile industry include the development of new fabrics and materials that offer unique textures and patterns.
3. Design - Designers have the potential for disruptive innovation in creating new and unique ways to incorporate translucent and textured fabrics into their collections.
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