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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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