The 2018 collections were all about dramatically asymmetrical pieces. From high-low dresses to tunics cut on an angle, many designers worked dramatic asymmetry into their shows. Let’s take a look at how dramatic asymmetry has been utilized in 2018, and how it will likely be used in the Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear collections.
When asymmetrical dresses come to mind, most people think of high-low dresses. That was not the case in 2018, as designers let their hems hang low in any direction. Both Nicole Miller and Erdem created hems that go sideways, causing an interesting drape that adds elegance and intrigue. Jonathan Simkhai’s hem is cut into multiple jagged angles, while Temperley London has the longer side in the front of the dress. Pamella Roland leaves the hem alone, but creates a piece of art out of the neckline of the dress, a beautiful detail on an otherwise simple dress.
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Asymmetrical skirts are great transitional pieces, as they can be simple but still add a little something to an outfit. Sass & Bide’s navy skirt is an excellent example of this, as the uneven hem and skirt slits make this piece dynamic, while its simple color means it can pair well with any blouse for any event. Alice + Olivia’s lace high-low skirt is simply stunning, while Elie Saab’s rendition is incredibly elegant. Monse’s funky pencil skirt has a dramatic drape, and Nicole Miller’s skirt features stripes and ruffles that add depth and texture to this chic skirt.
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Asymmetrical blouses are the perfect statement piece for any ensemble. Khaite’s simple white top with an uneven neckline is a beautiful basic that adds a touch of sophistication to a casual outfit, while Oscar de la Renta’s dramatic waterfall peplum is outrageously elegant. Roberto Cavalli’s angled sweater is perfect for that oversized-sweater style, and TSE’s turtleneck creates endless angles.
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Are you a fan of dramatic asymmetry? Let me know what you think in the comments!