May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Albino D’Amato succeeded in freshening his aesthetic this season with a collection that reached out to a younger audience. Switching gears from his sporty Spring direction, the designer represented a more pulled-together muse interested in a carefree luxury. With this in mind, D’Amato introduced both fur-trimmed coats and walking shorts, as well as brocade skirt suits and silk peplum tops. Substantial fabrics and elegant draping resulted in a pervasive richness, but accessories like edgy cuff bracelets and slim lace-up loafers in lieu of heels penetrated the collection’s restrained tone. Albino would have also benefited from a punchier color palette instead of muddy coco, stone and navy, tones which seemed morose combined with the more progressive silhouettes.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Boxy / Cocoon / Straight / Dropped waist
Color: Stone / Black / Coco / Navy / Bronze / Rose / Cobalt / Cranberry
Key Items: Cocoon coats / Peplum tops / Leggings / Peplum jackets / Walking shorts / Straight skirts / Convertible zip jackets / A-line dresses / Intarsia knit vests / Folded skirts
Materials: Wool / Fur / Satin / Silk / Brocade / Leather / Velvet / Intarsia knits
Print + Pattern: Animal prints / Rorschach prints
Details + Trim: Ruffles / Zippers / Fur collars / Flocking / Folds
Accessories + Footwear: Wide belts / Metal cuff bracelets / Slim loafers / Chain necklaces
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