Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Cacharel’s youthful, flirtatious style gained distinction through a clean monochrome palette and textural photo prints this season, while sticking to wearable silhouettes and basic separates. Head-to-toe baby blue seemed almost edgy, especially for a simple cashmere jumpsuit or a cropped bomber jacket with tonal relaxed trousers, while a cherry red leather dress became demure paired with matching hosiery. In addition to a standout use of color, Cacharel’s knits were impressive for their balance of a clingy body-conscious fit and delicate pointelle textures—pleated turtleneck dresses were particularly appealing. Photo prints featured crystals and feathers repeated until they became a creative abstraction, while leather aviator caps and other references to flight were best ignored.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / A-line / Body-conscious / Flared / Relaxed
Color: Baby blue / Cream / Bright yellow / Russian blue / Forest green / Dove grey / Cherry red / Cream / Sand / Apricot / Navy / White
Key Items: Patterned dresses / Slim overcoats / Blanket coats / Jumpsuits / Knit turtleneck dresses / Ribbed knit tops / Floor-length skirts / Leather dresses / Wide trousers / Cropped jackets / A-line silk dresses
Materials: Cashmere / Silk / Satin / Pointelle knits / Chiffon / Wool / Leather / Jersey
Print + Pattern: Mirrored fractals / Zig-zag patterns / Color-blocking / Crystal photo prints / Geometrics / Feather photo prints
Details + Trim: Self-belts / Oversized collars / Pleats / Hoods / Asymmetry / Gathering / Tucking
Accessories + Footwear: Patterned hosiery / Pumps / Barrettes / Leather aviator caps / Cloche hats / Slim belts / Metal collar necklaces / Gloves / Cuff bracelets / Knit scarves / Zippered clutches / Leather tote bags / Opaque colored hosiery
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