Studies in Mesh with Junya Watanabe, Molly Goddard, and Heron Preston

Exploring the Material That’s Barely a Material At All

  • Photography: Thomas McCarty

Zero in.

Featured in this Image: Junya Watanabe sweater. Featured in Top Image: Model wears Junya Watanabe sweater and Eckhaus Latta trousers.

Stare long and near.

Featured in this Image: Balenciaga heels and Lemaire dress.

Mesh, up close—that network of thread, wire, evenly spaced, honeycombed—organizes itself like an optical illusion.

Featured in this Image: Molly Goddard dress.

It is a fabric composed of absence. Mesh is the space between the fabric; an accumulation of holes defined by what you don’t see. Mesh is entirely disclosing, yet only semi-confessional.

Featured in this Image: Vetements boots and Lemaire leggings.

Featured in this Image: Heron Preston backpack.

Ruched, paneled, underlaid, relaxed-fit, or macramed, modified, wool-blended, knit, semi-sheer, tonal, used in reverse or as lining, it is a fabric we wear to reveal ourselves...

Model wears Lemaire dress.

but only kind of.

  • Photography: Thomas McCarty
  • Photography Assistant: Katie Stienstra
  • Styling: Charlotte Ghesquiere
  • Hair and Makeup: Laurie Deraps / Teamm Management
  • Model: Ramona / Another Species
  • Production: Alexandra Zbikowski
  • Production Assistant: Erika Robichaud-Martel