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Saturday 19 October 2019

Darren Kennedy: How to wear fishnets outside of hosiery

Fishnets are so much more than hosiery

A model walks the runway during the Altuzarra show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019 on September 29, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
A model walks the runway during the Altuzarra show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2019 on September 29, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Altuzarra SS 2019
Moreau bag, €195, Staud at brownthomas.com
Boots, €450, Francesco Russo at net-a-porter.com
Jumpsuit, €29.99, zara.com
Murdock, Sea Salt Spray
Supermodel Ashley Graham
Tommy Hilfiger, Patch cap
Darren Kennedy

Darren Kennedy

Bear with me here - fishnets really are trending right now. Beyond its association with risqué hosiery, the thin diamond-shaped netting is being used in everything from handbags to dresses this season.

The fabric was seen at Dior, where the models showcased beige-toned, virtually see-through fishnet dresses with berets, leather belts and the iconic saddle bag.

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At Chloé, Salvatore Ferragamo and Altuzarra, there were more bohemian-style offerings (mostly paired with shell belts, fringed clutch bags and beaded tassels). Irish-born designer JW Anderson went for fishnet maxi skirts with frayed hemlines.

Over at Dolce & Gabbana, where sexiness is always on the agenda, a model sashayed down the catwalk in a fitted black knitted net dress that wouldn't have looked out of place in 1950s Sicily; whereas at Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton and Paco Rabanne, a thoroughly modern take on fishnets was evident in the futuristic and structured metallic mesh.

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Moreau bag, €195, Staud at brownthomas.com
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Jumpsuit, €29.99, zara.com
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Boots, €450, Francesco Russo at net-a-porter.com

One for the boys

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Murdock, Sea Salt Spray

The sea has many benefits: after all, who doesn't feel enriched and revived after a dip in the ocean? If you're not near the coast, don't fret. Grooming brand Murdock London has a solution. As salt water is famed for absorbing the hair's natural oils, giving it new-found texture in the process, this beloved Sea Salt Spray promises the kind of volume you'd get after a day at the beach, but with a defined, barber-approved finish.

Details: Sea Salt Spray, €28, murdocklondon.com

Top Tip

White fishnet can make it look as if you came from the beach, but there's something alluring about black. Take a leaf out of the Dolce & Gabbana playbook and team your dress with a satin slip.

Wish list

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Tommy Hilfiger, Patch cap

Get ready for a nostalgic throwback with the Summer Heritage collection from Tommy Hilfiger.

Patch cap, €52.40, tommy.com

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