12 hours ago | By Alice Gividen
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NEW YORK…The Boy by Band of Outsiders’ presentation succeeded in transporting you to another time and place. The collection, inspired by the French revolutionaries in Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise film set in the late 1960’s, showed boyish dressed girls sitting on park benches and leaning against lampposts. The designer, Scott Sternberg, combined tweeds with roomy, striped mohair sweaters, blazers with shorts and skirts and beautifully cut, full-legged trousers. A private school color palette of navy, golden yellow, burgundy and forest green gave off a preppy feeling. The laced up stilettos by Manolo Blahnik added to the schoolgirl charm of the collection along with roomy newsboy caps. Attention to detail was apparent; the blazers featured gold buttons connected by chain and coordinating, two-tone socks were interestingly layered over tights. Overall the collection is extremely wearable, androgynous (many of the women’s pieces are cut out of the same fabric as the men’s) and classic, yet with an edge.
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