Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Models of all ages held bouquets of wildflowers, wore wide-brimmed straw hats, and weaved around shelves stocked with terracotta-potted plants at Daniela Gregis’s spring show. The designer has always had a thing for nature, and she included plenty of the wrinkled linen sack dresses for which she is known. But this season, she began working with fabrics with less of an organic feel, including fluid silks and taffeta. Using her signature roomy cuts along with crafty gathering and wrapping, the new materials were shaped into looks that harmonized with the more granola fare. While the linen pieces still work, the slicker looks were an exciting departure. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Tent / Slouchy / A-line
Color: Oatmeal / Taupe / Muddy browns / Chocolate / Lemon / White / Lilac / Magenta / Bright red / Aqua
Key Items: Linen sack dresses / Full skirts / Culottes / Taffeta dresses / Wrapped top
Materials: Linen / Organic yarns / Crisp cotton / Taffeta / Fluid silks
Print + Pattern: Wide stripes / Color blocking / Small-scale florals / Paint splotches
Details + Trim: Gathering and wrapping / Pleats / Piecing / Bateau necklines
Accessories + Footwear: Wide-brim straw hats / Gingham head scarves / Large straw totes / Flat espadrilles / Flatform sandals / Flat Mary Janes / Flat lace-up oxfords
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