Friday, September 12, 2008

Trend: Sheer Knee Socks - now from G-Star

The first time I saw sheer knee socks on the runway this season I had to do a double take. They were seamed up the front and shown on models for Cynthia Steffe.

Sheer knee socks were also seen in G-Star's show - in darker colors and not quite as sheer, and without seams of any kind - but there they are.

Would you wear sheer knee socks? With a short skirt? Or under pants? With sock garters?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gossip Girl Style from Eric Damon

Via a link from NotCouture - Eric Damon, the stylist behind Gossip Girl, talks about Fall Trends and Gossip Girl style - which includes lots of tights, leggings and other kinds of legwear!

I'd also like to let you know about this community called LookBook. People of both genders from all over the world post photos that represent their style. Just a quick glance reveals all kinds of creative layering and use of legwear. Check it out!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Spring '09 RTW: Betsey Johnson, Benjamin Cho, Cynthia Steffe and Rodarte

Rodarte used fishnet leggings in white and black for an edgy addition to beautiful, but funky, dresses.

I had to look twice to be sure of what I saw - Cynthia Steffe has models in sheer nude knee socks with a black seam up the front and a wide black band at the top - which I think looks very cool with the top black outfit.

The Betsey Johnson runway show looked, as always, extremely colorful and full of fantastic legwear. This year featured herringbone over the knee socks and tights, fishnet capri leggings, and pirate style striped leggings and tights.

And finally, this isn't technically legwear - but this outfit from Benjamin Cho does make me want to try making my own garters out of legwarmers and a skirt or pair of shorts. What do you think?

Candids Break

From Face Hunter:

Monday, September 08, 2008

Runway: Spring '09 RTW -- Abaete, Alexander Wang, Miss Sixty

New York Fashion Week kicked off last Friday and while looking through the runway shows from the weekend I noticed that the leg wear that can be found is in the form of sheer pantyhose and knee socks. All photos from

Abaete uses sheer pantyhose in shiny pastel blues and pinks. I think my favorite of these four is the pants rolled up so just a hint of the pantyhose are showing. It looks very Spring and casual to me. What do you think?

Alexander Wang used really cool textured leggings: