Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
Paris: Kenzo designer Antonio Marras was inspired by the traditions of an English detective novel for F/W 11. Elegant classics were deconstructed and re-thought for a cast of characters that included the highbrow sleuth, gentleman farmer, the London bad boy and even butlers. Fusing both formal elements and casual sportswear, Marras’ designs had as many unexpected turns as an Agatha Christie story — from pieced cardigans and allover pattern suits to cropped trousers and tartan twinsets.
Color: Navy / Hunter green / Khaki / Brown / Yellow / Orange / Ruby red / Grey
Key Items: Tartan plaid tailored clothing / Pieced denim / Argyle cardigans / Laundered leather bomber / Classic pea coat / Tuxedo jackets
Materials: Velvet / Corduroy / Wool melton / Shadow plaid wool suiting / Denim / Chino cotton / Nylon + down / Fur
Details + Trim: Cropped pants / Pieced construction / Buckles on cuffs of pants / Contrast on jacket lapels / Leather piping / Overlaid prints on suits / Fur collars
Accessories + Footwear: Leather driving gloves / Small bow ties / Repp stripe ties / Blanket pattern weekender bags / Two-toned brogues
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