May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Kimberly Ovitz’s minimal take on gothic high fashion has evolved over the past few seasons to include a more nomadic approach founded on transparency and abstract patterns. For F/W 13 the designer stuck with dreamy, mottled motifs but began to move away from a strictly body-conscious silhouette. The most interesting new textures included distressed velvet kimono coats and cozy cowl-neck knits, as well as matte jersey dresses in a rich chocolate. Ovitz’s flashier pieces looked incongruous in contrast, but with Anna Wintour in the front row and buzz-worthy jewelry created with a 3-D printer, the collection’s overall message of cocooned protection was right on point. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Draped & wrapped / Slim / Tapered / Body conscious
Color: Black / Cobalt / Olive / Gunmetal / Periwinkle blue / Chocolate / Tangerine
Key Items: Draped tunics / Velvet kimono jackets / Cowl neck sweaters / Body-conscious sheath dresses / Elongated slim trousers
Materials: Satin / Chiffon / Velvet / Spiderweb lace / Leather / Mohair / Jersey
Print + Pattern: Mottled tie-dye
Details + Trim: Self belts / Draping / Wrapping / High-low hems / Standup collars / Quilting / Zippers / Cowl necks / Peaked shoulders / Unfinished hems / Cut outs
Accessories + Footwear: 3-D printed jewelry / Platform ankle boots
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