Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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FIT FOR A PRINCESS
Milan: With its light knits, satin bolero jackets, prim pencil skirts, and pretty chiffon layers, the F/W 13 Aigner show was fit for a princess. The very proper day-wear, which also included slim taffeta pants and an embroidered fur coat, would be the perfect attire for royal appointments, or simply a day out shopping for the kind of well-manicured lady who has her hair set every morning. For cocktail hour she might like to slip into a soft, ivory silk shift with guipure lace panels, and if dancing is on the invitation, there were plenty of sinuous gowns—pale chiffon numbers with tiered hems, an eggplant strapless satin column and a one-shoulder silk dress in an abstract rose print—that would fit the bill perfectly. Better-known for its leather goods, the ready-to-wear component of this heritage brand brings the same polite polish as the luxurious fur-trimmed handbags that accompanied it. —Natalie Shukur
Silhouette: Soft / Layered / Feminine
Color: Black / Navy / Midnight / Powder blue / Organza / Stone / Eggshell / Vanilla / Ivory / Pewter / Granite / Slate / Taupe / Mink / Bronze / Indigo / Eggplant / Burgundy
Key Items: Slim-cut taffeta pants / Silk and chiffon floor-length gowns / Chiffon blouses / Bolero jackets / Tunic dresses / Yoke skirts / Shift dresses / Pencil skirts / Embroidered fur coats and jackets / Blazers / Opera coats / Shell tops / Light knits
Materials: Wool / Satin / Wool Jacquard / Silk jacquard / Mohair / Leather / Guipure lace / Taffeta / Fur / Chiffon / Velvet / Merino / Cashmere
Print + Pattern: Herringbone plaid / Abstract digital rose print / Floral embroidery
Details + Trim: Embroidery / Fur trim / Lace panels / Chiffon cape backs / Key-hole cutouts / Tiered skirts / Yoke skirts / Asymmetric necklines / Bow details / Raised seams
Accessories + Footwear: Low-cut, ankle & knee-high leather boots / Structured l leather and fur trim bags / Clutches / Jeweled and beaded necklaces / Opaque tights / Fur hats / Wide, laser-cut leather waist belts / Filigree nail rings
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