Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Between the pinwheels of carnival lights in the backdrop and the exuberant patchwork of prints on the clothes, Antonio Marras’ latest collection for Kenzo was a feast for the eyes. Inspired by Georgia O’Keefe and Frida Kahlo, whose strong yet delicate works became icons of the feminist movement, Marras, too, created visually impactful ensembles out of soft, pretty components: lush florals, wispy sheers and billowing silhouettes. And just as those artists rebelled against gender stereotypes, Marras reappropriated menswear – trousers, slim blazers, camo prints and preppy plaids gave weight to the romantic flourishes. The overall combination cut a strong, powerful figure that was all woman.
Color: Olive / Golden ochre / Tan / Apricot / Burgundy
Key Items: Silk pajamas / Printed parka / Tapestry coat / Popover shirtdress / Draped cardigan / Contrast-cuff turtleneck / Broom skirt / Sweater tunic / Duffle coat / Midi kilt / Aviator vest / Slim blazer / Peasant dress
Print + Pattern: Ink wash florals / Sparkly camouflage / Paisley / Scarf prints / Argyles / Regimental stripes / Patchwork intarsia / Mod geos
Materials: Fine-gauge jersey / Heavy-gauge wool yarns / Habotai / Sheepskin / Chiffon / Lace / Satin brocade
Details + Trim: Sequins / Fur / Teardrop beads
Accessories + Footwear: Strappy cowboy boots / Camo carry-all / Fur ankle warmer / Ribbed sweater tights
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