Corsets on the Catwalk - Iconic Designs
Corsets are the bridge between the classic and the modern silhouette
Fashion, as we know it, relies on various classic cuts, silhouettes, and shapes used throughout history. Trends are always changing and transforming. However, some fashion pieces find their place in each fashion era.
The Iconic Corset Design
Corsets on the Catwalk
Fashion designers have always dictated the direction in which fashion is moving. Runways are a place where we get to familiarize ourselves with the upcoming trends. Therefore, it is no wonder that high fashion finds inspiration in the designs of top fashion designers.
Alexander McQueen and the Legacy of Statement Corsets
This portrayal of fashion elements used in history with a modern twist carried over and many other brands experimented with it.
The Black Mesh Fronted Underbust corset looks amazing when it is paired with flowy dresses. It has the same style as corsets worn on the Alexander McQueen runway.
The combination of mesh and wires gives the corset a contemporary look.
Prada Uses Corsets as Statement Pieces
In the fall of 2016, Muccia Prada created showcased designs that put the corsets at the forefront of the runway. The corset was used as a practical piece that accentuated the femininity of a woman's figure. The models wore corsets on top of oversized clothes made out of menswear materials. Therefore, the corset accentuated the waist, creating a flattering hourglass figure despite the oversized clothes underneath.
On this runway, Muccia Prada also introduced the concept of pairing a corset with more casual clothing items. Making the corset an everyday staple. To further play on the relaxed style, corsets were monochromatic and loosely laced.
Pairing a corset with clothes for everyday wear is very fashionable this year. You can experiment with these kinds of outfits with corsets like Champagne Mesh Underbust Corset and Black Satin Waspie Belt.
Dolce & Gabbana and the Corsets That Cinched the Waist
Versace and the Modern Era of Corsets
Versace has been in the spotlight in recent years, but it has inspired trends since 1978 when it was founded. In the 90s Versace created the name for itself. It became popular and dictated the fashion of the decade. Throughout the 90s, Versace heavily used corsets in their runways. The designs were sultry and innovative. Corsets accentuated the decolletage, and unlike the Dolce & Gabbana models, Versace dresses and skirts were figure-hugging or flowing silk with slits.
For the fall collection of 2022, Versace brought back their iconic corsets. Donatella Versace combined the provocative looks of the 90s with modern designs creating the collection that will surely dictate the trends of the season. The show started with a pantsuit and boned corset. A combination of silk, tight bodysuits, leather pants, and corsets made this runway stand out.
The use of bold colors like neons and reds for the corsets made this collection truly fashion-forward. Additionally, Donatella paid homage to the beginnings of the brand with the use of figure-hugging silhouettes, bold corsets, and bright colors.