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TREND: TOUGH CHIC

 
Tight fabrics, sharp lines and stringy knits are some of the hottest looks for Spring 2009. Cutting edge looks in webbed fabrics and punked-out leather were designed into chic cocktail dresses and tough girl suits. Grommets and heavy beading added weight to the masculine looks while bare midriffs and exposed skin in unexpected places contrasted with a soft, feminine vulnerability. Expect jersey, cutout jumpsuits, skintight, metal embellished, mini-dresses and leather bandeau tops for a darker look to spring this upcoming season.
 
Risk taker Maison Martin Margiela creates a dress out of patchwork leather with a center front metal closure and black netting to disguise each model’s identity.
 
 
Chanel takes classic couture to a new level of sexiness with a barely there vinyl top and a respectable pencil skirt highlighted with chains.
 
 
Rodarte rips and shreds a knitted dress over a bandeau top and pleather, cutout leggings.
 
 

 
Balmain takes a warrior inspiration and makes it contemporary punk with heavy grommets and metal on a lightweight, black cocktail dress.
 
 
Shredded and chic, Jil Sander creates a web like, knitted dress into sophisticated evening attire.
 
 
Roberto Cavalli adds a cool and sexy cutout to an asymmetrical fitted gown.
 
 
If you are one of those who typically shy away from color, this spring offers you tons of cool choices full of cutting-edge, dark looks.

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.

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