Jul 04, 2017 | By Lizzy Bowring
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BOHEMIANS GO WEST
Milan: Western wear and bohemians from the 1970s were the dual inspirations behind Paolo Gerani’s spring collection for Iceberg. Suede separates, extra-wide tooled leather belts, denim jackets, and a Native American-inspired geometric print fell on the western side, while sparkly sweaters, floor-sweeping hemlines, and wide-leg pantsuits were in the 1970s category. Gerani also included some Studio 54-era glitz and glamour with touches of lamé. The mix yielded a handful of desirable pieces, but it all felt a bit confused. Gerani would do well to stick one idea for his next offering. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Long and fluid / Slouchy / Drop-waisted / Abbreviated / Broad-shouldered / A-line
Color: Ivory / Khaki / Mustard / Yves Klein blue / Aqua / Pewter / Black / Pastel green / Saturated pink / Vivid orange
Key Items: Wide-leg pants / Long skirts / Pieced sweaters / Sparkly sweater / Lamé motorcycle jacket / Suede tops
Materials: Suede / Lurex yarns / Chunky cotton yarns / Fluid silks / Denim / Lamé / Lace
Print + Pattern: Large- and small-scale geometrics / Wallpaper florals
Details + Trim: Beading / Jewel embellishments / Halter necklines / Piecing / Silver studs
Accessories + Footwear: Gold chain necklace with crystal pendant / Multi-strand cross necklace / Triangular sunglasses / Extra-wide belts / Open-toe pumps / Strappy sandals / Suede ankle boots
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