May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Ever pretty, the Alexis Mabille woman this season was sassier than usual, sporting boxing-style satin robes and statement military chains – strewn with abandon across the body as waist belts and across the décolletage as heavy-duty necklaces. Sporty mesh was trimmed with delicate lace and worn over sequin-covered bikinis. If Mabille was inspired by the boxing ring spectacle this season, it was certainly a glamorous one he referenced, as soft gold and sheen fabrics were shown look after look. Mabille’s signature bow subtly came into play on evening trousers finished with a satin drawstring – surely a key commercial item for the next season. –Elle Hankinson
Silhouette: Asymmetric / Layered / Active-inspired
Key items: Le Smoking jacket / Boxing robe / Sequined bikinis / Waist-tie sweatshirts / Contrast trim kaftans / A-line cropped skirts
Colour: Putty / Midnight blue / Black / Sand / Sky blue / White / Dove grey
Materials & trim: Satin / Cotton blend pique / Cotton blend gabardine / Cotton blend jersey / Wool knits / Mesh / Sequins / Silk crepe / Spandex / Broderie anglaise / Lace
Footwear: Transparent PVC pumps / Hoop necklaces
Accessories: Large military chain necklaces and belts / Mini chain strap bags / Transparent PVC waist belts
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