7 hours ago | By Nigel Taylor
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Paris: A rising star on the Paris schedule, Felipe Oliveira Baptista brings a distinctly graphic and urban point of view to the runway, which for S/S 13 translated into a fantastically chic uniform of colorblocked basics. Key pieces included boxy short sleeve shirting, tapered trousers, tunic tops and t-shirt dresses, each serving as a canvas for strategic slices of color, precise cutouts or an angular modern camouflage print. As the presentation progressed, Baptista grew more confident with his patterns, crafting a collage of dots and pebbles, while adding shine via coated cotton and leather. Although this type of patchworking is currently a well-established trend it is rarely executed with such engaging tough modernity.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Wide & boxy / Tapered / Asymmetric / Relaxed
Color: Khaki / Navy / Olive / White / Grass green / Cobalt / Black / Turquoise / Cherry / Yves Klein blue / Tangerine / Electric purple / Teal
Key Items: Boxy short sleeved button-ups / Wrapped miniskirts / Matched sets / Tapered trousers / Relaxed leather coats / Asymmetric tanks / Colorblocked t-shirt dresses / Leather tunic tops / Graphic pullover sweats
Materials: Cotton / Twill / Textured poplin / Leather / Jersey / Printed chiffon
Print + Pattern: Graphic camouflage / Colorblocking / Dots / Graphic pebble repeat
Details + Trim: Layered sleeves / Cutouts / Slashes / Leather patches & trim / Patchworking
Accessories + Footwear: Strappy minimalist sandals
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