From the barbie-pink version that matched head-to-toe ensembles on the Valentino FW22 runway to the kitsch version of Ashley Williams that adorned the legs of underground fashion icons and the crescent moon version that put Marine Serre on the map; tights are on the uprise. Whether the Y2K craze or the underwear as outerwear trend has something to do with it, it’s undeniable the skin-tight creations are becoming a staple item to finish off a look.
If there’s ever been a sign so blatantly obvious that a trend has reached its peak, it’s Calzedonia’s CALZEDOMANIA showcase during Paris Fashion Week. The Italian brand showed overseas for the first time, brining an unforgettable celebration of legwear to the beautiful Palais Brongniart.
Along a set route through the monumental building that once served as the historic Paris stock exchange, Calzedonia showcased its Fall 2022 collection in every room, corner and cranny. Pole dancers, acrobats and majorettes reinterpreted the brand’s universe in a multifaceted way, with every performance carrying a different theme or atmosphere. Amongst the 60 artists, walked only the most recognised star-studded crowd including Sara Sampaio, Chiara Ferragni and Anna Dello Russo.
The brand’s well-known styles, now reinterpreted with sustainable yarns, as well as animal-print and polka dot styles, coloured designs and fishnet patterned versions showcased the vast array of ways to reinvent an item that has been worn and loved throughout fashion history.