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Cut-out trend: 5 brands to discover

Skin becomes the protagonist of the looks through the scraps of fabric and the overlapping games of these upcoming talents

Cut-out trend: 5 brands to discover Skin becomes the protagonist of the looks through the scraps of fabric and the overlapping games of these upcoming talents

The cut-out might seem like an intimidating or difficult trend to wear, yet several designers have proposed it in their latest fashion shows and often in entire collections. Just think of the geometric cutouts on the necklines by Chloé SS21, the jeans open on the hips by Maison Margiela, the pierced pullovers by Prada worn one on top of the other with contrasting nuances.

But it is above all the upcoming brands and talents that fully grasp its potential and take the trend to its extreme consequences: just like in Fontana's canvases, the act of cutting the material object opens us to parallel universes, new meanings, so the cut-out reveals the skin, which becomes the very protagonist of the look.

So nss G-Club has selected the 5 upcoming brands that owe their success to the cut-out trend and that celebs like Dua Lipa, the Jenner sisters, Kim Kardashian and Barbie Ferreira love to wear. Ready to discover them?

 

OTTOLINGER

Christa Bösch and Cosmina Gadient meet at the fashion school in Switzerland. A particular aesthetic understanding was immediately born between the two and they decided to set off to conquer Berlin, where Ottolinger's sci-fi universe, bordering on dystopian, was born.

An ideological manifesto translated into clothing with the deconstruction - if not destruction - of the garment that is disassembled and then reassembled, through a process that is evident and avant-garde in the final result. Torn silk dresses, unfinished hems, raw cuts, skinny sheer tops made of fabric scraps sewn together, like a difficult-to-assemble fabric puzzle (some are so complicated to put on that they come with instructions), all seasoned from a drama-glam styling, of which Arca, Dua Lipa, SZA, Kim Kardashian are big fans. 

 

KNWLS

KNWLS is an emerging brand, but you may have seen it wearing Beyoncè in one of her looks for the 2021 Grammy night, a coordinated set of transparent bubblegum pink pants and matching bustier.

Charlotte Knowles and Alexandre Arsenault found the roots of the brand on the desire to represent an openly sensual type of woman, but in an unusual, new, futuristic way, in an almost rave atmosphere, with saturated colors and tight fits, a reminiscence of aesthetics MTV of the 2000s. Underwear plays a key role, in particular the corset, often in leather with bold cut outs to reveal the belly or part of the breast, in a complex game of see-through, between concealment and revelation.

 

ISA BOULDER

Led by Cecilia Basari and Yuli Suri, two friends who live in Bali, Isabouler is a very original brand that combines the cut-out trend with that of knitwear.

The dresses, made from the union of single knitted triangles in a kind of checkerboard that leaves a lot of skin uncovered, are often worn one on top of the other, creating the visual effect of a spider's web with pop colors. Each piece is made by local artisans in Bali with recycled fabrics, so sustainable production is combined with contemporary aesthetics: this is the idea behind the brand, which has also recently launched a swimwear line.

 

NENSI DOJAKA

Nensi Dojaka's first collection for her master's at Central Saint Martins in London immediately attracted attention, immediately grabbing a partnership with SSENSE, the luxury shopping platform.

In a very short time, her clothes have become the passepartout clothing of the hottest influencers, such as Camille Charriere and Fiona Zanetti. Small flowing bras, sheer stockings with side portholes and romantic bows, thin puffs of fabric that curl at the hips to form a skirt: the prevailing color is black, the prevailing material is tulle and it is precisely this mix of elements that makes the aesthetic of the innovative, cool and at the same time poetic Dojaka.

 

POSTER GIRL

Francesca Capper and Natasha Somerville's brand is conquering Instagram, sported by Dua Lipa and Kylie Jenner, 'Poster Girl' stands out for its fun and flirty cut-out approach.

Netting and thin fabrics in pop colors open into wide necklines decorated with rhinestones, the dresses are tight, transparent, the approach to the erotic side of women's clothing is extreme and at the same time playful, with bright colors, glitter, feathers.