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Devastée S/S 2013

Devastée S/S 2013

GOTHS GONE COUNTRY
Paris: Ophélie Kière and François Alary, the design duo behind the irreverent label Devastée, had a surprisingly bucolic inspiration for spring. Landscape photographs were their starting point, and they were recreated via digital prints for silk boxy tops and shifts. In keeping with both the rural theme and the label’s cheeky tendencies, the opening look featured cartoon tractors. With their signature palette of only black and white, the looks felt edgy rather than countrified. Jailbird stripes were an on-trend addition to the patterns in the collection, while cartoon skulls and gravestone images, inspired by a cemetery in Limogne, added the goth element that Devastée’s followers have come to expect. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Boxy / Soft volume

Color: Black / White

Key Items: Digital-printed shifts / Baggy shorts / Slim printed pants / Boxy woven tops

Materials: Jacquard / Smooth silks / Sheer jersey / Silk charmeuse / Crisp cotton / Cotton piqué

Print + Pattern: Cartoon tractors / Ghosts and skulls / Landscape photographs / Jailbird stripes / Conversationals

Details + Trim: Self-belts / Crew necklines / Contrast plackets

Accessories + Footwear: Baseball caps / Tulle scarves / Printed cotton tote bags / Socks / Printed leggings / Clean, white sneakers

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