Deskbound Buys: Suddenly Mad About. . . Satin
Don't give us that look. Yes, we're serious about satin. Right now you've probably got visuals of nasty prom-style '80s dresses and questionable school formal gowns, but we think that this smooth operator is about to undergo a makeover of sorts. Tactile fabrications are going to popularise racks come A/W '13 (velvet, corduroy, fur, leather) with satin set to be the latest arrival at the touch-me party. We have to thank our friend Elin Kling for putting things into perspective for us with a sleek all-black edit. The takeaway tip? Monochrome and neutral hues will be your saving grace. Think modern, Calvin-Klein-ish cuts in sexy eveningwear. Liquid smooth, languid in shape, satin just grew up.