Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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THE FINER THINGS
New York: Chadwick Bell emerged on the New York fashion scene five seasons ago, straight out of the gate with a confident sense of luxury, catering—not to his young downtown peers—but a sophisticated (and financially endowed) woman who appreciates the tactile delights of silk georgette, ostrich feathers and fox fur. For F/W 13, Bell built on his love of menswear silhouettes, further cementing himself as an American sportswear progeny. He relaxed things a little this season, and in Bell’s hands relaxed means tailored wool cashmere sweatpants and neoprene jersey sweatshirts. Everyday luxe is a category being bolstered by designers like The Row and Organic by John Patrick and if he continues to hone his appreciation for fabrics and eye for detail, Bell will prove a welcome addition to the club. — Natalie Shukur
Silhouette: Relaxed-tailored / Menswear / Oversized / Layered
Color: Aubergine / Navy / Midnight / White / Forest green / Caramel / Flame orange / Black / Concrete / Emerald green
Key Items: Tailored wool sweatpants / Cocoon coats / Trapeze shirts / Suit pants / Cashmere turtlenecks / Cashmere skirts and dresses / Shell tops / Suede pencil skirt / Fur coats and jackets / Tunic dresses / Sleeveless, collar-less coat / Bustier top / Strapless velvet column gown
Materials: Flannel / Neoprene / Cashmere / Suede / Jacquard / Lurex jacquard / Velvet / Fur / Leopard print fur / Brocade
Print + Pattern: Windowpane check / Striped jacquard / Brocade / Chevron stripes
Details + Trim: Track pant hems on tailored wool pants / Funnel necks / Fan-pleats / Rounded shoulders
Accessories + Footwear: Platform three-strap sandals worn with ribbed socks / Platform suede boots with wooden soles / Ankle strap round-toe pumps / Statement costume collar necklaces / Glitter tights
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