Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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A LIGHT HAND
Paris: Botanicals are Cacharel’s calling card, their illustrated florals a sweet through line every season. Designers Ling Liu and Dawei Sun updated the look for S/S 13 with an airy, light hand. Printed tissue chiffon dresses were transparent and fitted pointelle knits shredded, while even cropped shorts seemed as if they’d float away via sheer silk overlays. Many of the patterns came blurred, including retro checks and fan repeats rendered in a punchy tangerine. Liu and Sun also resurrected vintage classics like swing coats and shirt dresses, infusing them with a youthful and clean energy. Refreshing and approachable, Spring at Cacharel was a well-pitched move forward for the Junior brand. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim & straight / A-line / Fit & Flare
Color: White / Lavender / Mint / Cobalt / Vanilla / Black / Ice blue / Turquoise / Tangerine
Key Items: Silk t-shirt dresses / Swing coats / Slim walking shorts / Airy chiffon shirtdresses / Petticoat mini skirts / Shredded pointelle knit tops / Slim trousers
Materials: Printed silk / Chiffon / Shantung silk / Coated linen / Pointelle knits
Print + Pattern: Illustrated florals / Faint monochrome checks / Stripes / Dots / Abstract swirls / Triangle repeats / Fan repeats
Details + Trim: Ruffled peplums / Cutouts / Sheer sleeves / Peplums / Shredding
Accessories + Footwear: Platform sandals / Round pastel sunglasses / Slim belts / Corset belts / Snap clutch bags
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