Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Paris: Set against a metallic brick wall, Gaultier’s Pre-Fall quickly established an urban mood, showing a series of looks imbued with tough attitude via slick black leather, slouchy menswear and chunky accessories. Bright fuchsia was a foil to shiny black, but the shade became aggressive as chunky fur trim and layered voluminous silk. After several Asian-inspired pieces, the presentation moved into a high-end take on streetwear; graphic t-shirts, baggy khakis, platform hi-tops, and embroidered jersey track pants, all while continuing to riff on oversized suiting. Though much of Pre-Fall was packed with swagger, the designer created interesting hybrids, like a feminine wrapped jersey dress with leather shoulders, or a nubby lambswool vest with nylon sleeves, innovations which elevated the collection from typical streetwear to runway material.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Relaxed / Straight / Baggy / Slim
Color: Fuchsia / Black / Grey / Beige / Lavender / Vibrant red / Sage / Chocolate / Pumpkin / Navy / Bronze
Key Items: Relaxed trousers / Leather sleeve blazers / A-line quilted trench coats / Wrapped leather jackets / Silk kimonos / Motorcycle jackets / Chiffon blouses / Embroidered jersey track pants / Pleated silk tunics / Stretch wool leggings / Long vests / Metallic sheath dresses
Materials: Fur / Wool / Felted cashmere / Leather / Cotton / Twill / Ribbed knits / Silk / Chiffon / Jersey / Embossed leather / Corduroy / Nylon / Lurex
Print + Pattern: Animal graphics / Abstract swirls / Graphic Fair Isle / Stripes
Details + Trim: Quilting / Fur collars / Oversize contrast cuffs / Zippers / Buckles / Ribbing / Embroidery / Pleating / Funnel necks / Hoods / Drawstrings
Accessories + Footwear: Wedge ankle boots / Long leather gloves / Wide belts / Opaque colorful hosiery / Ties / Platform high-top sneakers / Hip chains / Chain necklaces / Knee high stacked heel boots / Metal collar necklaces / Metal cuff bracelets
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