May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Alessandro Dell’Aqua cited the eccentric Little Edie of Grey Gardens as his starting point this season, an influence which could be seen in the mohair intarsia knits, photo print wallpaper florals and heirloom brocades. But Dell’Aqua’s girl was far more confident and flashy than Edith Bouvier Beale, her cropped metallic trousers fitted tight and her turtleneck sweaters cinched at the waist, a swaggering attitude incongruous with long hand knit scarves and dainty slipper heels. In addition to these day looks which centered on wearable, textured knits with a retro vibe, Les Copains offered just enough embellished luxury appropriate for a younger customer, adding jet crystal beading and shredded faux-feather trim to simple straight skirts and dressy coats.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / A-line / Bell / Elongated
Color: Black / Cream / Tan / Gold / Camel / White / Periwinkle
Key Items: Dressy cropped trousers / Boxy three-quarter sleeve jackets / Intarsia knit sweaters / Fuzzy sweater dresses / Elongated cardigans / Chenille coats / Pencil skirts
Materials: Satin / Stretch brocade / Metallic jaquard / Printed chiffon / Intarsia knits / Leather / Chenille woven with lurex / Mohair / Crochet knits
Print + Pattern: Leopard spots / Abstract tiger stripes / Wide stripes / Plaid / Photo print florals / Trompe l’oeil fur motifs
Details + Trim: Wide funnel necks / Contrast collars / Leather patches / Crystal embroidery / Shredded faux-feathers
Accessories + Footwear: Feminine slipper heels / Skinny leather belts / Molded clutch bags / Long knit scarves
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