May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Safari themes have already popped up in Milan a few times in the past two days, and Krizia’s Creative Director Mariuccia Mandelli also had an African adventure in mind. Abstract and sophisticated, the collection took a minimalist approach to soft field jackets in cream and white, delicate linen coat dresses and cinched suede suiting. Although this safari excursion was definitely designed for observation only, a few creatures did wander past, including a cute intarsia knit tiger graphic and a beautifully pebbled faux-crocodile skin. Mandelli took a stab at introducing dresses to the jungle, but his relaxed self-tie outerwear remained the brand’s true must-have for S/S 13.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Boxy / Tapered / Voluminous / Relaxed
Color: Gold / Cream / White / Black / Coco / Russian blue / Aqua
Key Items: Tapered trousers / Graphic intarsia knit tops / Paneled leather jackets / Folded skirts / Sporty balloon sleeve jackets / Voluminous coat dresses / Relaxed suiting
Materials: Organza / Silk / Smooth leathers / Openweave knits / Sheer chiffon / Linen / Paper thin suede / Satin
Print + Pattern: Panther graphics / Snakeskin / Abstract lines / Tiger stripes
Details + Trim: Paneling / Self belts / Balloon sleeves / Leather pebble embellishments / Ruffles / Sequins
Accessories + Footwear: Oversized sculptural metal cuffs / Exaggerated platform sandals / Cocktail rings / Pendant necklaces / Metallic tote bags / Slim clutches / Drop earrings / Net headscarves
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