#TRENDS Second skin tattoo tops

  • gaultier satan tattoo mesh top trend

Recently, we are experiencing a resurgence of this type of garments that simulate a second skin and help us transform ourselves and adopt others person´s appearance. This type of pieces are inspired by all kinds of patterns, but the most famous are the tattoo ones.

Margiela in its SS 89 collection was one of the first designers launching this concept, on a top with Maori´s motifs. In fact, in its collaboration in 2012 with the Swedish giant H&M, it includes a re-edition of this garment.

Undoubtedly, the greatest exponent of this trend is the French designer, Jean Paul Gaultier, who has used this concept in many of his collections, such as “Les Tatouages” SS 94 or the Satan-inspired tops from SS 01.

Numerous brands have done its own versions. Such is the case of Issey Miyake, Comme des Garçons or Vetements in its recent SS 19 collection, with a top that simulates Russian prisioner tattoos. 

Among different celebrities, we also find many artists who have not hesitated to wear this type of clothing, as for example, Playboi Carti, Kim Kardashian, Lil Uzi Vert or Iggy Azalea.

Written by Adrián Lorca