Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Minimalist master Phoebe Philo hit a perfect note for Spring, evolving her no-frills aesthetic into another innovative yet wearable collection. Stiff sculptural silhouettes echoed a season rife with references to the 1950s and early 60s, with rounded sleeves and peplum-paneled tops feeling very of-the-moment. A clean white palette was a refreshing transition from the print mashup of late, while saturated red, bottle green and chocolate provided depth, and looked surprisingly right for warm weather. Carefully placed loose panels, cutaway hems that trailed down the back of tops, tailored chiffon layers and pieced patchwork leathers added just the right amount of detail to the pared down, chic collection. – Shannon Davenport
Silhouette: Rounded / Boxy / Sculptural
Color: White / Pewter / Ivory / Tangerine / Bottle green / Chocolate / Red / Plum
Key Items: A-line leather tee / Collared cotton shirt / Billowy pants / Peplumed shirt / Cropped trousers / Wide-sleeve army jacket / Color-block leather shell / V-neck tunic / Knife pleated skirts / Shirtdresses
Materials: Cotton / Leather / Brocade / Silk / Firm knits / Sheer chiffon
Details + Trim: Knife pleats / Colorblocking / “Basque” peplums / Watteau backs / Detached tail hems / Loose ruffles / Chiffon layers / Taped seams / Gusset pockets / Besom pockets
Accessories + Footwear: Slim leather clutches / Platform ankle-strap pumps / Wide belts / Leather cuffs / Jeweled chokers
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