May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Charlotte Ronson looked to her roots this season, crafting a collection that merged her British heritage with the brand’s signature youthful and flirtatious aesthetic. In addition, the designer incorporated “60s feel – a lot of A-line skirts and higher necklines” with plaid wrap minis and stretch jacquard halter dresses. Flashes of skin were PG and appropriate for Ronson’s customer base, using peekabo mesh panels for semi-transparent cutouts. But while the F/W 13 presentation had plenty of cute daytime staples, it was a handful of sporty and slouchy leather pieces, like baggy pleated warm-up pants and snap front blouson jackets in a deep plum, which broke new ground for this popular Junior label.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Easy fit / Tapered / Slim / Cropped
Color: Dove grey / Cranberry / Vibrant plum / Forest green / Lavender / Cream / Graphite
Key Items: Relaxed pleated trousers / Motorcycle jackets / A-line minis / Long sleeve sheath dresses / Blouse-y leather tops / Warm-up pants / Halter dresses
Materials: Tweed / Leather / Jersey / Mesh / Chunky knits / Wool
Print + Pattern: Checks / Florals / Folkloric tile repeats / Colorblocking
Details + Trim: Contrast lapels / Cutouts / Mesh panels / Pleating / Snaps
Accessories + Footwear: Leather gloves / Platform booties / Opaque hosiery / Fedoras / Colorful bowlingbags / Round shoulder bags with chain straps
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