FUNKY tights and yes to MantyHose
The latest collection by Emilio Cavallini is innovative and edgy – the Cult Edition features pantyhose + mantyhose, yes you read that correctly, they are hose for men. The colors are dark for the guys, and the patterns are cool, though we admit the comfort fit waistband and seaming makes them not too far of a stretch from this season’s trendiest menswear item, the megging. Matchy sweetness: styles for both men and women like the Side Band Opaque and Grid Opaque tights which are little more demure. We liked going a little bolder with the bicycle print in black and white -why not.
Spring is in the air with the strictly SS13 collection. So light and lively we want to ditch our winter wears and go straight to skirts! Some of our favorite hose styles include Sheer Tights with All Over Roses ($25.50) in the paler shades, the Sheer Polka Dots Capri Legging in marine ($23.25), and the Two Colors Horizontal Stripes Ankle Length Legging in a variety of color combos including lemonade/marine. Leg coverage is great, but sometimes we just want to go bare, with a little flair – and that’s what ankle socks some in. We just adore the comfortably cute options like the Double Layer Ankle Socks with Wide Fishnet ($15.00) in every color, same goes for the Openwork Diamond Ankle Sock ($13.20).
Italian fashion designer, Emilio Cavallini, has made a name for himself with hosiery collections. He is the founder and imaginative force behind Stilnovo, a company founded in 1970, that prides itself on cutting edge technology and creativity. Cavallini turned hosiery into an expressive outlet with classic to artistic products ranging from tights to socks to seamless garments and more in a variety of classifications including crochets, jacquards, devoré, fishnets, printed and metallic. All phases of production happen just outside of Florenece, Italy, in a town called San Miniato. fdmloves selects Brigitte Segura, written by Sarah A. Freiseis.