May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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INTO THE FUTURE
Paris: Before debuting his namesake collection for fall, Cédric Charlier designed sweet, print-heavy collections for Cacharel. With his angular, futuristic spring collection, he seemed to be trying to distance himself from his previous work. The show opened with stiff, white versions of the classic motorcycle jacket and continued with laser-cut leathers and an edgy texture print whose colors echoed the models’ aggressive red and teal eye makeup. Charlier unfortunately became repetitive at points, showing about five variations on the same draped red dress. But, aside from that mistake, the collection was successful, demonstrating that Charlier has much more to offer than just florals and femininity. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Cylindrical / Long + languid / Hourglass
Color: Bone white / Whisper pink / Teal / Poppy / Black
Key Items: White motorcycle coat / Slim pants / Simple shells / Draped dresses
Materials: Slick leather / Crisp cotton shirtings / Fluid silks / Double-faced crepe / Striated silk / Tulle
Print + Pattern: Geometrics / Textured stripes
Details + Trim: Motorcycle jacket details / Asymmetrical hemlines / Draping / Gathering / Laser cutouts / Peplums / Cutouts
Accessories + Footwear: Fold-over clutches / Opaque hosiery (covering calves only) / Two-strap sandals
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