Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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THE BEAUTY OF DECAY
New York: Impressing us once again, young up-and-comer Jeremy Laing’s elegantly zen S/S 12 collection was full of innovative textiles and appealing shapes. Laing’s vision this season stemmed from a recent trip to California’s Joshua Tree, where he was inspired by the concept of finding beauty in decay. The idea translated to interesting new fabrics, like mud-dyed silks and linen treated to restrain its wrinkle, and a color palette comprised of desert neutrals and warm, rusty hues. Beauty looks that crossed no-fuss, center-parted hair with sunny gold eyeshadow and fiery lips complemented. –Whitney Kessler
Silhouette: Cocoon / Fluid / A-line on top
Color: White / Sand / Nougat / Black / Mossy tan / Champagne / Rusty orange / Berry red / Dark gray / Pewter
Key Items: Maxi skirt / Draped tunic / Fluid short / Silk overall / Trench / Belted vest
Materials: Mud-dyed silks / Hammered satins / Linen
Print + Pattern: Abstract plaid and crosshatch motifs / Subtle camouflage / Kaleidoscopic linear print
Details + Trim: Off-the-shoulder necklines / Buckled straps / Center slits / Tiny buttons / Boat and cowl necks / Cap and kimono sleeves / Asymmetrical cuts / Drop-crotches / Overskirt attachments / Quilting / Wrap details
Accessories + Footwear: Thick bangles / Sheer ankle socks / Mule wedges / Fabric belts and harnesses
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