Continuing their obsession with women’s (and girl’s) panties, (remember the selling of the schoolgirls’ panties in vending machines?) the Japanese have come up with yet another ingenious invention — the faux see-thru skirt. Yes, regular skirts of all varieties — mini, A-line, apron-are silk screened with the image of a woman’s behind clad in only her panties. At first glance, you may feel that you have suddenly been given x-ray vision, but as your object of intrigue turns around with a solid-front skirt, you realize you’ve been duped. Leave it to the Japanese to come up with the bizarre invention of a titillating tidbit that almost doesn’t titillate in the end. Will these skirts find themselves on U.S. shores anytime soon? It’s definitely something to keep an eye on! In the meantime, Anya Hindmarch sells her B a Bag line of bags at Colette where you can indulge your silkscreen fantasies by having anything you can imagine copied onto a bag, even panties.
- Meghan Cleary