Calvin Klein Perfectly
Fit Sheer Signature
bikini, The Bay.
Moooi business card
case, Klaus by
Sheer outdoor drapes,
LUX cocktail plate and
champagne flute by
Philippe Starck, AT
Bubu 1er stool,
Pax wardrobe, Ikea.
Milk-glass balls, AT
Sillicups silicone baking
cups, Pottery Barn.
PRODUCED BY MORGAN MICHENER TEXT BY ARREN WILLIAMS
As the mercury rises
and the steamy days of summer close in, how on
earth is one supposed to stay fashionably cool (in
every sense of the word)? Thankfully, after dreamy
visions in light-as-air organza recently whispered
down the runways, sheer is definitely in. In Paris,
Karl Lagerfeld riffed on Chanel’s iconic looks and
offered up barely there pieces in black and cream,
while perennial bad boy Alexander McQueen played
peekaboo with transparency in stunning red-carpet-ready frocks that were the model of sophistication.
Unless you’re a starlet, you may not embrace this trend
for a trip to the grocery store, but keep it in mind for
your next smart soirée.
Sourcing and styling by Arren Williams/Photography by Felix Wedgwood (bikini, moisturizer, baking
cups)/Mark Burstyn (card case, cocktail plate, glass balls)/First View (clothing)
That cool, calm and collected look slips
effortlessly into the home: picture a sleek
white-on-white architectural space kitted out
in this transparent style, with eye-catching
sheer outdoor drapes fluttering sexily in the
breeze. Inside, add a touch of finesse with
see-through detailing on both furniture —
think frosted glass — and accessories, like
Anglepoise’s mod interpretation of the classic
desk lamp. The ultimate finishing touch? It’s
Lux, Philippe Starck’s utterly chic plate-and-champagne-flute combo, that’s guaranteed
to reduce the temperature by a degree or two.
Now that’s our idea of air conditioning.