May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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THE WARRIOR WAY
Paris: An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx sourced their inspiration for Spring from Africa, resulting in a militaristic, tribal collection. But rather than creating a derivatively ethnic presentation, the designers wove details from their travels into unique and darkly edgy pieces. From shrunken marching jackets with cantilevered frog closures to draped and tucked fringe scarves, each ensemble carefully draped the body in a protective yet feminine uniform. A decisive use of pattern lightened the severity of S/S 12, helping make asymmetric suiting, brocade matched sets and shirtdresses softly wearable.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Long / Lean / Draped / Shrunken / Asymmetric
Color: White / Black / Sapphire / Oxblood / Beige
Key Items: Shrunken jackets / Draped dresses / Halter neck blouses / Fluid trousers / Asymmetric suit jackets / Shirt dresses / One-shoulder silk dresses / Military vests / Leather leggings
Materials: Leather / Silk / Jersey / Brocade
Print + Pattern: Paisley / Chain-link print
Details + Trim: Fringe / Draping / Tassels / Frog closures / Ties / Embroidery
Accessories + Footwear: Fringed scarves / Peep-toe platform boots / Leather harnesses / Lace tights / Headbands / Headdresses / Utilitarian leather belts
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