I totally expected the whole zipper trend to explode after YSL and Phillip Lim both did interpretations of the zippers-as-ruffles architecture, but somehow the hard look of ‘80s shoulders and mini minis took over the genius of this hard-soft juxtaposition. Perhaps the concept was too limiting? Perhaps not, as these designers show.
It’s nice to know that I wasn’t the only one who took this whole zipper thing seriously. While some of her pieces take things a bit too far (cough, zipper flower brooch thingie, cough), Kate Cusack, whom I discovered via fashiontoast, has some killer jewellery interpretations, including a series of clean, stackable zipper cuffs and some very hypnotic necklaces, all available through her Etsy store.
And then, there is this creation, the zipper dress by Sebastian Errazuriz which can be worn any number of ways (just drape and unzip accordingly), including as a little top or skirt. It’s not in mass production yet as far as I can tell, but it SHOULD be.
Photos all come from their respective links.