After hitting the 70’s with trendy low-rise jeans and taboo-breaking exposed belly buttons in the 80’s, the controversial bare midriff celebrates its big comeback in the SS15 collections — both ready-to-wear and couture. From Dior, Oscar de la Renta and Fendi to Balmain, Mugler and Diane von Furstenberg – fashion designers have once again succumbed to the bare belly temptation.
“And he was seldom out of sight of the new bridges, which had married beautiful womanly Brooklyn to her rich uncle, Manhattan; had put the city’s hand out to the country; and were the end of the past because they spanned not only distance and deep water but dreams and time.”
Winter’s Tale, Mark Helprin
And that’s where my Winter’s Tale brought me: to the foot of Brooklyn Bridge – the colossal construction of steel with monumental columns made of limestone, granite and cement that became an imposing symbol of the power of technology and optimism of the time. Today, embodying the grandiose spirit of New York City, this transcendent architectural marvel still attracts thousands of people every day. Prodigious in the eyes of its first admirers, it transgresses the time and astounds the hearts of crowds today, and no doubt, it will still impress the ones that come after.