Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Marcel Marongiu’s severe 70s silhouettes were a means of exploring a variety of texture, from wet-look patent leather to wooly Mongolian lamb to agitated sequins. Rigid straight skirts and sturdy sweaters with dramatic leg of mutton sleeves were countered with weightless items like fluid silk pants, diaphanous organza blouses and draped dresses in a cellophane-like material. Sequins played a major role in the collection — slouchy separates were done in dense sequins for a formal-casual play, while slinky dresses had a uniquely distressed look, which came from sequins ruffled in every direction. — Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Fluid Drapery / Top Volume
Color: Black / White / Champagne / Black Cherry / Burnished Metallic Silver / Metallic Gunmetal / Flame Red / Orange / Butter Yellow / Metallic Gold
Key Items: Fine-knit turtleneck / Voluminous sheer blouse / Flat-front pegged trousers / Satin straight skirt / Fluid long sleeve dress / Sequin bomber jacket
Materials: Stiff satin / Silk charmeuse / Organza / Hefty + fine knits / Velvet / Densly sequined material / Leather — patent or polished / Mongolian lamb
Print + Pattern: Sequin-embellished “insect wing” motif
Details + Trim: Leg-of-mutton sleeves / Structured high neck collars, turtlenecks, funnel necks / Patch pockets / Knotted details / Sequins
Accessories + Footwear: Ethnic brushed gold collars / Skinny belts with heavy hardware / Elbow-length leather gloves / Pointy toe knee-boots
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