Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: A fascination with mid-century craftiness has been appearing in fashion lately, identifiable via a slew of mustard-based color palettes and retro wallpaper prints. Antonio Marras proved this vintage-inspired trend still has legs for Fall by basing his collection on patchworked prints and heavy brocade textures, as well as raglan sleeve jackets and fluted-hem pencil skirts. Persian lamb and velvet, also current materials of choice, lent a weightiness to wrapped boleros and trench coats, while drama ensued with chubby fur sleeves and asymmetric obi dresses. Bright crimson and teal were a welcome alternative to the expected yellows and earth tones, but Marras’ repetitive silhouettes and an overload of swing coats needed a serious edit.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Relaxed / Boxy / A-line / Hourglass / Cocoon
Color: Tan / Pumice / Bronze / Sable / Rose / Pumpkin / Grey / Teal / Lilac / Black / Cream / Plum / Cranberry / Crimson
Key Items: Fur-sleeve trench coats / Paneled pencil skirts / Patchwork swing coats / Cropped jackets / Raglan sleeve coats / Cropped wide-leg trousers / Feminine skirt suits / Silk tulip skirts / Corsets / Wrapped obi dresses / Cocoon coats / Lace cocktail dresses
Materials: Fur / Satin / Cotton / Twill / Brocade / Lace / Tweed / Velvet / Chiffon / Persian lamb / Silk / Tapestry / Tulle
Print + Pattern: Florals / Chevrons / Stripes / Wallpaper repeats / Pinstripes
Details + Trim: Ruffles / Fur sleeves / Pleating / Fur hems / Asymmetry / Sheer sleeves / Contrast trim / Beading
Accessories + Footwear: Peep-toe sandals / Coin-purse clutches / Collar necklaces / Ankle-strap pumps / Wide belts / Pointed velvet pumps
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