Trend Alert: The Laser Cut Effect

Flip through any fashion magazine these days, and you will find clothes, shoes, and accessories that are all about the intricate cutout. Here are several brands that lurched into Spring/Summer ’13 with the cutout craze; judge for yourself and let us know if you’re a lover or hater of these wearable stencils!

The Belinda by Charlotte Olympia. All right, real talk: I’m not crazy about stilettos (far preferring the humble and less torturous pump instead), but despite the Belinda looking like something I would rather eat than put on my feet, I will happily pound the pavement in these babies. Charlotte Olympia, a shoe and accessory line by Charlotte Dellal (sister of model Alice Dellal) is all about fun, fantastical footwear. PS. My birthday is coming up soon, and if you’re not sure about what to get me…hint hint.

Here are two styles in a similar vein by Dsquared2 and Oscar de la Renta.

The Scroll Tote by Ralph Lauren and The Papillon Bag by Bally. It’s not every day that I speak of the American and Swiss design powerhouses in one breath, as they rarely come out with design philosophies that align. But they were both clearly all about noodles this Spring/Summer, as evidenced by these airy totes. Also how adorable is Ralph Lauren’s adorable fan-shaped clutch?


Jean Paul Gaultier for La Perla. The storied Italian lingerie house has been working with Jean Paul Gaultier for the past few seasons to produce lingerie and beachwear that continued La Perla’s tradition of delicate. Gaultier has managed to add a tough, geometric touch to its beachwear line, such as this siren of a number.