May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Brazillian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch took a more classical direction than usual this season, choosing classical square necklines, nipped waist peplum tops and high waist clamdiggers for a retro intellectual message. A certain Les Misérables flair popped up too, communicated via voluminous pleated midi skirts done in a ticking stripe and paired with wrapped silk tops, while illustrated botanical prints were reminiscent of formal parlor wallpaper. Pretty and light in reflective satin, the collection included edgy deconstruction and asymmetry as a foil for the traditionalist silhouette, a disheveled feature well-suited to Herchcovitch’s closing boudoir looks.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Squared shoulders / Nipped waists / Round volume
Color: Poppy red / White / Cranberry / Dusty lavender / Deep sage / Olive / Coco / Black / Cream / Plum
Key Items: Peplum tops / High waist clamdiggers / Pencil skirts / Deconstructed silk tops / Full below the knee skirts / Bra tops
Materials: Satin / Crisp cotton / Raw edged jacquard
Print + Pattern: Botanical illustrations / Stripes
Details + Trim: Exaggerated peplums / Gathering / Asymmetrical flaps / Square necklines / Exposed stitching / Tiered folds
Accessories + Footwear: Round toe pumps, some with feather straps / Skinny belts / Hard clutches
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