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Floating backs S/S 08
I'm noticing these pseudo-capes / loose backs more and more on the runways
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Balenciaga S/S 08


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Here is the runway look -


The back -

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Marni




Balenciaga Pre-fall 08

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I adore this! It gives such a beautiful profile when done right!

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I forgot what this is technically called, I always call it a hunchback, which admittedly is a horrible name for anything fashion related.

I'm not usually fond of the look, but I did like some of the tops at Balenciaga.

edit- here's another great view of a Balenciaga look.

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looks like a turtle shell

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i've seen it on dresses, on the bottom though not on the back.

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you have to have no boobs for this to work, but when it does, it's gorge.

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Looks like it had been starting since fall 07

Prada f.w 07



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interesting observation gius

what season marni is that ?

i think this is hard to spot from the forward facing runways shots

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All the ones at the top are S/S 08, unless noted ^

yes true
there are even a few more @ Prada f/w 07 which are loose at the back but you can't see it at the front -a grey vest Vlada Roslyakova wears w/ grey + acid pencil skirt

at first i thought it's practical
it's good to have air at the back during warm months
but it's making its way to fall as well (there are some capes in the autumn menswear)

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oh thanks . .
i dont know why i didnt recognise the marni as ss08

i love the balenciaga on natalia
it creates a beautiful silhouette without being awkward

i'd love to see this being worn in real life . .

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balenciaga

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might this count ?


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they're great --thanks adorefaith

actually the last one, the shiny grey is overall fairly loose i think
it has a wonderful flow over the body
it's like it doesn't even sit on the skin

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this silhouette goes back far further than prada 07.

cristobal balenciaga himself did this a lot.

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