Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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London: Inacio Ribeiro and Suzanne Clements designed their Pre-Fall collection with a kooky, playful customer in mind, one who favors a retro Palm Beach aesthetic. In keeping with such a woman, prints and embellishment were key, from abstract inkblots in a riot of yellow, cherry and teal, to dimensional trompe l’oeil sequin necklaces embroidered onto a lace shift. Intarsia knit cardigans featuring spliced geometric patterns were layered with bright skirts and slim cut trousers complimented dressy three quarter sleeve overcoats. Off-kilter accessories only added to the madcap mood, in particular a close-fitting furry leopard print cap, while spindly stiletto heels were the lone vampish item included in this creatively innocent collection.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Lean / Relaxed / Slim / Straight
Color: Cherry red / Teal / Navy / White / Cranberry/ Black / Coco / Royal blue / Apricot
Key Items: Straight skirts / Patterned silk blouses / Sleeveless sheath dresses / Blouson jackets / Overcoats / Slim trousers / Intarsia knit crewnecks / Three quarter sleeve cardigans / Embellished military overcoats
Materials: Cashmere / Silk / Lace / Wool / Satin / Cotton / Intarsia knits
Print + Pattern: Florals / Inkblots / Rorschach mirror prints / Stripes / Geometrics / Diamonds
Details + Trim: Crystal embellishment / Eyelash fringe / Sequin embroidery / Pom-pom fringe / Kangaroo pockets
Accessories + Footwear: Long leather gloves / Stiletto heels / Fur caps / Wide leather belts / Knit scarves
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