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Brands are bringing sexy back. With this SS22 season, all things sheer, tight and short define the collections of luxury brands such as Rejina Pyo and Saint Laurent. And why not? Sex still sells, especially when it’s a refreshing take on empowering silhouettes that make you feel good in your body. With confident designs like these dominating the runway, it’s safe to say that society is changing its views on the traditional norms of sexuality and embracing an attitude of body positivity that places self-expression undeniably in the front.
Rejina Pyo’s collection exhibited an effortlessness and softness that speaks to a new kind of sexuality. The opening look was a casual orange sheer skirt draped around the waist of a lime green laced knit and pink bikini bottom. More masculine elements were also spotted throughout the collection like slouchy dress shirts and unstructured blazers. But the final look of a sheer beaded dress proved that sexy comes in many forms as long as you feel comfortable in your body.
Taking inspiration from the meeting of Paloma Picasso and Yves Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello commemorated a moment lost in history with 80s-inspired looks that celebrated a sexually empowered and unapologetic woman. In Saint Laurent's latest collection, Vaccarello created effortlessly cool sleek black looks in the forms of structured suits and skin-tight spandex unitards that incorporated masculine tailoring with femininity and elegance.
Versace knows how to do sexy well. Donatella Versace opened her SS22 collection with shirtless muscular men clad in Versace boxers and black slacks. As the show continued, models sported skin-tight mini skirts and high-waisted shorts accessorized with sky-high heels. The looks then circled back to sparkling, floor-length evening gowns that balanced a sleek sexiness with an opulent elegance.
With a show that encouraged freedom of self-expression and sexual confidence, Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta presented a collection featuring open torsos and bare nipples. Models were dressed in thin, dust-colored layers of nylon garments, cotton white dresses and bodysuits with oval cutouts that left little to the imagination