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Cushnie et Ochs

IN THE FLESH
New York: This season, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs’ body-con array was inspired by director Pedro Almodóvar’s new flick The Skin I Live in, which is about a plastic surgeon who becomes obsessed with the notion of transforming a patient’s appearance into a perfect copy of his dead wife’s. The movie’s themes suited the designers’ aesthetic well, as crescent shaped cutouts and zippers that ran along seams at once mimicked a doctor’s incisions and catered to the duo’s penchant for body-mapping. While Spring’s Stepford-esque full skirts and sunny hues were replaced by clingy silhouettes and dark jewel tones, its pretty but perverse undercurrents remained. —Whitney Kessler

Silhouette: Body-con / Top heavy

Color: Dark teal / Midnight blue / Violet / Cobalt / Turquoise / Powdery white / Silver / Black

Key Items: Sheath / Funnel-necked jacket / Skinny pant / Maxi dress / Pencil skirt

Materials: Silk crepe / Jersey / Satin / Fur / Chiffon / Leather

Details + Trim: Cutouts / Draping and wrapping / Zipper closures and accents / Funnel necks / Covered plackets / Insets

Accessories + Footwear: Zipper-trimmed pumps

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