PARIS…Venerable French brand Cacharel, founded by Jean Bosquet in 1964, has always presented a youthful mood, including bright colors, texture and pattern in their collections. S/S 09 brought a particularly young look to the runway, through the use of smocking, babydoll silhouettes and pieces that would be perfectly suited for a picnic. A shocking yellow enlivened khaki and provided an interesting contrast to brick brown knits. For juniors, this is a highly wearable collection, filled with easy to interpret items like pleated shorts with pockets, light trench coats, bird patterns and striped headbands. Look to Cacharel for young and feminine inspiration this season.

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