New York:
Although a significant portion of Edun’s ethical collection is produced in Africa, S/S 2012 was the first time designer Sharon Wauchob presented an African print on the runway. The print in question was a simple diamond block pattern overlaid with an English floral. It decorated a variety of silky, slouchy pieces that were only vaguely ethnic and decidedly desirable. Cropped monochrome jackets complemented the generally relaxed silhouette, and the short printed leggings looked a lot better than one might imagine. The perforated silk separates were perfectly in line with a number of the trends coming out of New York this week. An overload of feathered accessories distracted from the timeless charm of these garments. A series of riveted looks were jarringly hard edged. A tight color palette of blood reds, royal blues, glossy blacks, and pure whites managed to keep everything easy to wear. – Shine Anthony-Dharan

Silhouette: Relaxed

Color: White / Royal blue / Black / Blood red

Key Items: Collarless cropped jackets / Printed silk pants / Sleeveless tops

Materials: Silk / Cotton

Prints + Patterns: African prints

Details + Trim: Oversized pockets / Perforated fabrics / Scalloped edges / Rivets / Sequins

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