Do women really want to walk around with their thong underwear — and sometimes a bit more — exposed? Yes, according to the Italian showgirls clapping their hands in the front row of John Richmond’s show, but hopefully not the remaining 99.9 percent of the female population.


The British designer presented a collection that at times embraced bad taste with see-through dresses, skirts and shorts, and silk-wrap maxi frocks in busy patterns with high slits that left little to the imagination. Less flashy looks included culottes with silk shirts decorated with soft bows at the neck, as well as denim pants and knits worked in colorful pop patterns.