Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Gerlan Marcel’s upbeat, pop-infused fashions have been a bright spot on the New York calendar for some time, with her collections consistently providing light and fun, yet on-trend pieces for the younger end of the market. A focus on print remains Gerlan’s calling card, and for S/S 11 her inspiration lay in the graphic signifiers of Florida. Viewing the “Tampa” jeans, “Orlando” bustier and “South Beach” skirt, it became clear, via flamingo repeats and a pastel palette, that the southern hemisphere was Gerlan’s current fascination. Silhouettes and construction referenced both the 50s and the 80s, while a few current trends, like slim cropped pants, baseball jackets and peplum details, were developed. A generally waist conscious fit was a contrast to the more voluminous or squarely minimal shapes dominating runways this week, but Gerlan’s independent, flirtatious spirit was exactly in step with what color-loving Juniors will want this season.
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