International designers, firms and stylists have decided to banish skirts and pants and are committed to giving increased visibility to underwearspecifically to the panties and the briefs to create more casual outfits, with a rebellious air.
Underwear has ceased to be interior and has become outerwear, as seen in the latest shows by Miu Miu, Ferragamo, Dolce&Gabbana, Missoni, Doublet or Mowalola.
The Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have shown on the catwalks a black tuxedo jacket with black panties and glass stockings underneath them, “a risky combination that will surely triumph among the youngest,” the expert in fashion told EFE. fashion communication Pepa Fernández.
The firm Miu Miu, in charge of Miuccia Prada, adds to this trend by combining a turtleneck knit sweater with a panty embellished with shiny threads and beading on a fine and elastic leotard, “a sophisticated version with a luxurious knit”, adds Fernandez.
For a few seasons, designers have used women’s lingerie to update street trends. Outfits created with bras, corsets and nightgowns have been seen turned into lingerie dresses.
The fashion of showing underwear has been reinforced with proposals that take transparencies to the limit; serves as an example the outfit worn by the singer Rosalía at the Women in Music Awards, a transparent piece that revealed a high black panty up to the navel.
Other proposals allow the triangle of the thong to emerge over low-waisted pants or a dress with a rear neckline, a trend dubbed “whale tail”, which designers such as the Belgian Glenn Martens used in some of their creations for the firm Diesel.
Now, in this 2023, after triumphing over transparencies and openings, which exposed underwear, fashion gurus go one step further and they put the panty and the underpants in the foreground.
Celebrities like Bella Hadid, in a white slip combined with a T-shirt, denim jacket and suede ankle boots, and Kylie Jenner, in a white T-shirt and white cotton boxer briefs over black tights, have been among the first to go out in underwear. which until now was exclusively for men.
But this idea is not only a matter of women; men also go out in the streets in their underwear. Firms such as Dolce&Gabbana, Givenchy, Emporio Armani or Palomo Spain explore the field of men’s underwear to create sets in which the slip and boxer, classic, loose or buttoned, become more visible.
“My intention has always been to free men from that conventional corset”says the designer Alejandro Gómez Palomo, soul of the Spanish firm Palomo Spain, which is committed to colorful men’s fashion.
With this idea of renewal, the designer from Posadas (Córdoba) was one of the first to take underwear outside, that is, to combine a silk blouse with briefs or slips with a black tulle shirt.
“Men’s fashion has changed a lot”adds this designer, who considers that “there are boys who with their outfits attract more attention than women”