Spring 2014 ready to wear

Pedro Lourenço became so obsessed with laser-cutting this season that nearly every piece expressed some mastery of the technique. He used it to cut silk crepe into an op-art dot pattern, which he then fused onto tulle. He adhered black lamé to satin before laser-cutting the double layer into an abstracted orchid. And he affixed a pattern of laser-cut and pleated scales to a gilet so it loosely resembled a pineapple.

The shimmering optical illusion he used to imply nudity was far more sensual than any exposure of skin.