MILAN (AP) — John Richmond's aggressively sexy collection for next summer is heavy on sheer fabrics — which left little to the imagination.
Toward the modest end of the scale, Richmond paired sheer black blouses with silk pants. Some of the outfits, though tailored like street clothes, were more appropriate for the boudoir with behind-bearing looks including long lacey pants worn with a bomber jacket, a see-through skirt with a satin ruffle and little else for cover and a long transparent jacket with a skirt that unhooked like old-fashioned hosiery.
Even his tamer looks were super-charged, including a vamped-up suit with a tight pencil skirt finishing in a mermaid flair and worn with a tuxedo jacket with a plunging neckline. The collection finished with a series of heavily beaded evening gown with military accents.
The color palate was a simple black and white, with a bursts tangerine sherbet and acid green. Shoes were super high stilettos, strappy leather sandals or colored pumps in gold, green and other shades.