May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Clearly eager to please their employers and customers alike, Cacharel’s newly appointed designers, Ling Liu and Dawei Sun, made a point of incorporating the label’s trademarks into their S/S 12 assortment; simple feminine shapes, sweet details, pretty prints and a color palette that mixed pale with vibrant hues were all there. While silhouettes with high hemlines and/or understated waist definition were safe bets, direction came from asymmetrically placed details like button closures and fabric manipulations. Perhaps aiming for youthful minimalism, the collection was undeniably wearable and tasteful, but felt a little mild overall. –Whitney Kessler
Silhouette: Boxy / Soft hourglass
Color: White / Off-white / Champagne / Powder blue / Mint / Peach / Electric orange / Royal purple / Cobalt / Aqua
Key Items: A-line short and skirt / Sleeveless sheath / Silk blouse / Cropped tapered trouser / Full-skirted frock / Boxy jacket
Print + Pattern: Horizontal stripes / Abstract celestial and floral prints
Materials: Chiffon / Satin / Sateen / Waffled sweater knits
Details + Trim: Ruching, gathering and draping / Cutouts / Asymmetry / Self-belts / V-necks / Angular scalloped edges / Raglan sleeves / Pintucks and box pleats
Accessories + Footwear: Patent leather pumps / Basic waist belts
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