Clements Ribeiro
By Anna Glassman

RETRO ECCENTRICITY London: Designers Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro advocated heavily for print mixing this Spring, pairing bright crewneck knits with graphic checked trousers …

Sep 15, 2012
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Clements Ribeiro S/S 2013RETRO ECCENTRICITY
London: Designers Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro advocated heavily for print mixing this Spring, pairing bright crewneck knits with graphic checked trousers or straight knee-length skirts. In the spirit of this juxtaposition, the collection went with a certain type of dorky retro charm, advocating for eccentricity through blouses buttoned to the neck and embellished with floral appliqués, each look grounded by childish jelly sandals. Occasionally the quirkiness went too far, resulting in skirts with an unflattering pear silhouette or kooky sheer polka dot blouses whose transparency was out of place in this demure presentation.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim / Circular / Body-skimming

Color: Aqua / Black / Cherry red / Tan / Navy / Silver

Key Items: Circle skirts / Crewneck knits / Sheath dresses / Button-up blouses with embellished collars / Tapered trousers

Materials: Intarsia knits / Jersey / Summer wools / Lace / Sateen

Print + Pattern: Stripes / Graphic checks / Abstract lace prints / Florals / Polka dots

Details + Trim:  Oversized sequins / Floral appliqué / Embellished collars / Pleating / Pom-poms

Accessories + Footwear: Glittered jelly sandals / Boxy tote bags / Cuff bracelets / Cat eye sunglasses / Floppy hats

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