Optical Art Hosiery – New Fashion Trend 2013

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There is no need to adjust the computer screen or think you have square eyes!
I am seeing a huge trend towards optical illusions on the runway which will definitely filter through to the mainstream over the next couple of seasons. These eye-popping abstract graphics called Op Art are usually in black and white and when viewed they keep moving, have hidden images or flash and vibrate; even when sitting down!
Here’s some imagery from New York Fashion week, Spring 2013, designers Alexandre Herchcovitch and Marc Jacobs both had funky Op Art inspired designs.

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The master of hosiery, Emilio Cavallini, has also offered some Op Art inspired pantyhose with some really striking results.

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I find optical illusions to be a fascinating visual phenomena and have always appreciated the Dutch graphic artist M C Escher. Perhaps I should look at using some of his artwork for inspiration on the next range.

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I only wish, however, that there was a way of achieving an ‘optical illusion’ that made my legs look longer and slimmer!

Wouldn’t that be nice?

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