May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: For his second collection for sportswear label Les Copains, Alessandro Dell’Acqua gathered a diverse mix of influences, describing the result as a “melting pot.” He borrowed blue and white sailor stripes from France, tennis skirts and dresses from activewear, and a vibrant shade of blue from the Masai tribe. Dell’Acqua held together what could have been an incongruous group of inspirations with his simple shapes and sparing use of embellishment. Knits were the obvious highlight. Chunky, loosely knit sweaters and skirts were the best of the bunch, though the fine-gauge pieces – some featuring intarsia designs – were lovely too. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Dropped waist / Top heavy / Hourglass / A-line
Color: Dusty blue / Masai blue / White / Charcoal / Black / Bright red / Teal / Khaki
Key Items: Striped sweaters / Sheer intarsia sweaters / A-line skirts / Slim cropped pants
Materials: Chunky cotton yarns / Ultra-fine-gauge yarns / Organza / Papery cotton blends / Chambray / Satin / Felted wool / Chiffon / Jacquard
Print + Pattern: Geometrics / Texture prints / Zebra-like stripes / Mirror image patterns
Details + Trim: Paillettes in floral designs / Raglan sleeves / Inverted pleats / Pressed creases / Contrast trim
Accessories + Footwear: Satin minaudieres / Portfolio clutches / Metallic belts / Pointy-toe pumps / Platform strappy sandals
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