Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Honor designer Giovanna Randall turned away from saccharine sweetness for Pre-Fall, choosing a more honed and tailored aesthetic. The saturated, vibrant colors so popular with designers lately lent her elongated blazers, skinny stretch trousers and structured dresses an automatic sense of modernity, while abstract brushstroke prints added dimension to silk jumpsuits. Leather touches toughened up the more youthful pieces, making a fitted peplum top edgy and adding urban flair to high waisted shorts. Plunging, notched necklines and overcoats without collars were an angular, graphic choice; however, the collection’s actual graphics, a black and white horse design, detracted from the overall message of grown-up restraint.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Hourglass / Long / A-line / Boxy / Slim
Color: Fuchsia / Cherry red / Camel / White / Black / Chocolate / Nude / Lemon / Burgundy / Grey
Key Items: Skinny stretch wool trousers / Mini shorts / Jumpsuits / Full skirts / Elongated blazers / Notched collar overcoats / Sleeveless blouses / Wide leg pants / Cap sleeve silk t-shirts / Leather peplum tops / Satin sheath dresses
Materials: Satin / Wool / Silk / Leather / Lace / Chiffon / Tulle
Print + Pattern: Abstract brush strokes / Horse graphics
Details + Trim: Peplums / Ruffles / Pleating / Notch collars
Accessories + Footwear: Platform pumps / Wide brim hats / Oversize sunglasses / Skinny belts / Evil eye bib necklaces / Nude ankle strap heels / Chunky metal cuffs / Strappy wedge heels
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