It’s that time of the year- the one where we begin trading in heavy sweaters for soft, lightweight wears. This spring, the feel of weightlessness comes in the form of transparency and layering. This adoption of transparency has been seen on the runways of Roberto Cavalli, Nina Ricci, Giorgio Armani and Missoni. The incorporation of transparent materials adds a visual softness and is a welcoming hand to spring.
Combining materials in various transparencies is a great example of layering. While this is common in the fashion market, it is an aspect of design that can create impact in other forms. This includes interior spaces and architecture. Layering acts as visual texture and creates a unique relationship with the viewer. The addition of transparency kicks up the mystical appeal, allowing us to see what would have otherwise been hidden, which creates a deeper emotional connection.