Style / Trends

Spring 2011 Trend: Focus on Breasts

One of the most surprising trends from the Spring 2011 season, was that there were countless designers, including Christopher Kane at Versus and Marc Jacobsgiving Jean Paul Gaultier’s infamous cone bra a run for its money. 

Christopher Kane for Versus Spring 2011 runwayMarc JacobsVersus and Marc Jacobs, Spring/Summer 2011

While most of the designers played with proportions, others opted for subtle fabric contrasts or contrasting prints to draw attention to the breast area.  

Miu Miu Spring 2011 collection.Joseph Altuzarra Spring 2011 runway.Miu Miu and Joseph Altuzarra, Spring/Summer 2011

Others went in for the kill, and placed distinct patches of fabric – Miuccia Prada did it playfully for her Miu Miu collection, and Joseph Altuzarra did it conservatively for his Altuzarra Spring 2011 line – around the models’ breasts. 

Christopher Kane Spring 2011 runway.Sonia Rykiel Spring 2011 runwayChristopher Kane and JSonia Rykiel, Spring/Summer 2011

It’s hard to imagine that these looks will ultimately end up stocked on retail floors. Then again, if you’re looking to make your lingerie mark, there’s nothing quite like flaunting your chest to get people’s attention; it’s been nearly two years, and who can forget M.I.A performing at the Grammy’s in her triple-patched House of Holland dress?

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