Apr 25, 2017 | By Sandy Chu
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New York: Madcap, deconstructed tailoring with a nod to the Tokyo school of designers Scott Sternberg has often referenced was the order of the day at Band Of Outsiders. There was a whiff of the 80s from the play on power suiting to a square-shouldered dress complete with purple sequin panels that Joan Collins would have pulled off with aplomb. In true BOO fashion, looks came with a twist, from the hat-scarf hybrids piled high atop models’ heads to the off-centre seams, asymmetric lines, and chopped, collaged panels that took traditional elements of office dressing and rendered them fit for the avant-garde young urbanites that snap up Sternberg’s clothes. The collection’s off-duty flip side featured oversized mohair sweaters and cardigans with Tetris-like block motifs, tailored pants with jersey cuffs, printed silk dresses, leather skirts and a stellar jeweled wool topper. — Natalie Shukur
Silhouette: Tailored / Twisted / Asymmetric / Pegged / Shirt dressing / Deconstructed / Calf-length
Color: Black / White / Shades of gray—Ice, dove slate and charcoal / Petrol blue / Pale blue / Cornflower blue / Emerald green / Navy / Indigo / Violet
Key Items: Shirtdresses / Blazers / Sleeveless tuxedo shirts / Cape coats / Tailored track pants / Leather skirts / Wool coats / Jumpsuits / Oversized mohair sweaters and cardigans / Silk blouses / Silk dresses / Floor-length dresses / Fur coats and chubbies
Materials: Wool / Felt / Mohair / Poplin / Silk / Fur
Print + Pattern: Geometric stripes / Micro repeat prints with squares and triangles / Blocks / Tartan
Details + Trim: Shoulder pads / Tie-belt coats / Zippers / Bib details on shirts and dresses / Sequins / Fur trims / Ruching and shirring
Accessories + Footwear: Almond-toe solid and two-tone tasseled loafers / Zip-front solid and two-tone ankle boots with tassel pulls / Fur neck warmers / High, wrapped, knitted hats / Elbow-length suede and leather gloves / Sash belts / Sheer black stockings
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