Kinder Aggugini

London: Contemporary fashion has continued to drift further and further away from strict adherance to seasonal codes of sartorial propriety; gone are the days of white being sinful post-Labor Day, boots being seen as impractical in June, and bare legs being covered between September and May. For F/W 12, Kinder Aggugini explored a decidedly lighter side of cold weather dressing in a collection bursting with conversational “Old West” and small-scale botanical prints. A-line mini-skirts (sometimes paired with contrasting print tops, sometimes coordinated with matching blouses or jackets) were a central story in the assortment, and delivered no-fuss solutions for day dressing. On the flip-side, sheer metallic-lace layered over seductive camisole slips cast a more sensual tone on standout cocktail and evening options. —Kibwe Chase-Marshall

Silhouette: A-line / Boxy / Fluid / Maxi

Color: Kelly green / White / Forest green / Cerulean / Black / Ecru / Tangerine / Indigo / Robin red / Slate / Periwinkle / Navy / Gold

Key Items: A-line mini-skirt / Woven-paneled sweater / Rolled-hem shorts / Single-breasted blazer / Cut-away closure coat

Materials: Silk-wool gazar / Silk Tafetta / Speckled-garbardine coating / Wool crepe / Silk Georgette / Printed duchess-satin / Haircalf / Lurex-woven lace / Metallic brocade

Print + Pattern: Western conversational / Small-scale botanical / Gridded figures

Details + Trim: Raw-edge treatment / Decorative-silk panel applique / Lace overlay / Bias cutting

Accessories + Footwear: Kilty-tassled heavy loafer / Antiqued-metallic bootie


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