May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: The Irish designer Sharon Wauchob presented a confident and feminine collection – thoughtfully engineered investment pieces for a lifetime. The designer’s signature workmanship with lace looked once again exceptionally fresh and new. Intricate lace appeared in elaborate abstract swirling motifs and organic pointillistic patterns on sensual dresses and skirt sets. The opening look, an ivory long lean jacket featured delicate embossed lace, all inspired by traditional French craftsmanship. “What’s interesting for me is taking the things that are really French and seeing what we can do with them,” Wauchob mentioned backstage, whilst looking back at her arrival in Paris many years ago and what she has been inspired by since. Slim pony skin and suede coats were worn over filigree lace ensembles, suede skirts were adorned with scalloped shimmering metallic embroidery, reflecting a strong yet sensual femininity. – Christa Kaufmann
Theme: Engineered investment pieces for a life time
Key Items: Long slim jacket / Cropped flare trousers / Belted suede coat / Fur poncho / Pencil skirt / Column dress / Long fur gilet / Turtlenecks / Leather skirts / Tied blouse / Lace dresses / Blazer jacket
Colours: Ivory / Black / Coffee / Midnight blue / Olive / Grey / Moss / Cosmetic Pink
Materials and Trims: Embossed Lace / Wool / Suede / Lace / Fur / Embroidered lace / Eel / Pony skin / Silk / Snake skin
Print and Pattern: Foulard print embroidery / Abstract floral lace / Organic print / Swirling motif lace / Animal print
Footwear and Accessories: Pointed mid calf boots / Pointed ankle boots / Fur cross-body bag with metal shoulder strap
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