Jul 18, 2018 | By Laura Welch
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New York: Designer Sharon Wauchob is known for her delicate dresses, which often feature weightless layers of silk and tangled webs of shoulder straps. For Edun, the designer presented plenty of those signature dresses, but expanded her repertoire by including rugged, military-inspired pieces that balanced out the femininity. Utility jackets were shrugged on over filmy skirts, fluid pants, or fluttery dresses, and olive drab was in heavy rotation. Many of the silky printed tops were unbuttoned to the navel, exposing sporty multi-strap bras or simple bandeaus, each offering enough coverage that the overall effect was free of any vulgarity. Though the tough-and-tender styling was what initially grabbed the viewer’s attention, a closer look at the garments revealed numerous pieces that would easily fit into the contemporary woman’s wardrobe. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Slouchy / Billowy / A-line
Color: Olive / Rust / White / Black / Pale blue / Caution orange / Pale yellow / Dove grey
Key Items: Military jackets / Fluttery dresses / Silk button-up shirts / Cargo pants / Strappy bras
Materials: Filmy silks / Twill / Felted wool / Chiffon / Silk jersey / Tweed
Print + Pattern: Abstract shapes / Textures
Details + Trim: Piecing / Multiple straps / Utilitarian details / Self-belts / Bustier details
Accessories + Footwear: Beaded or leather bicep cuffs / High-heeled ankle strap sandals / Multi-strap peep-toe ankle boots / Flat multi-strap sandals
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