Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: Building on the success of S/S 12, Aquascutum creative director Joanna Sykes took a similar direction for Fall, with a minimalist take on traditional separates. Outerwear and jackets were a key element, with oversized and boxy silhouettes providing a more modern alternative to tailored hourglass and equestrian looks. Epaulets added a touch of military influence, as did a rich shade of olive green. Individual items — crisp white shirts, straight skirts and slim pants — were plain and simple, but a series of columnar sleeveless shift dresses made the greatest impact, especially one with hip-baring cutouts. Closing the show were a series of white and cream looks (reminiscent of last season) with monochrome piecing and panels of slick patent leather. — Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Column / Hourglass
Color: Black / White / Cream / Oyster / Graphite / Navy / Olive / Deep Teal / Maroon / Steel Blue
Key Items: White button-front shirt / Hourglass jacket / Sleeveless column shift / Voluminous coat
Materials: Matte silk / Cotton shirting / Wool suiting / Heavy wool / Leather + patent leather / Fur
Details + Trim: Epaulets / Exposed zips / Cutaway panels / Color-blocking / Piecing
Accessories + Footwear: Leather elbow gloves / Polished ankle boots
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