1 hour ago | By Nigel Taylor
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Paris: Limi Feu took on classic fashions of the city in which she shows her collection, creating a typically punk twist on feminine French looks for F/W 12. Beyond the slouchy knit berets, knee socks and suspenders, long sleeved silk dresses with white contrast collars, a-line coats with oversized buttons and tapered silk trousers comprised the uniform of a vintage Parisian gamine. But this was a Limi Feu presentation, which meant a healthy dose of Japanese irreverence as well. Models showed off facial piercings, disheveled hair and deconstructed voluminous layers. The sweetness of the street urchin was found in high-waist pants paired with pinstriped menswear coats, oversized jumpsuits layered atop turtlenecks and cropped peacoats, while several corset tops lent welcome structure to a handful of incongruous peasant dresses.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Oversized / Cocoon / Tapered / A-line
Color: Black / White / Sage / Teal / Cherry red / Navy / Beige
Key Items: Cocoon coats / Tapered trousers / Two-tone silk blouses / Long-sleeved sheath dresses / Voluminous jumpsuits / Corset tops / Crisp cotton blouses / A-line wool coats / Slim turtlenecks
Materials: Cotton / Silk / Satin / Jersey / Cashmere / Wool
Print + Pattern: Pinstripes
Details + Trim: Pleating / Contrast collars / Oversized buttons / Voluminous collars / Bows / Gathering / Embroidery
Accessories + Footwear: Ankle boots / Knit berets / Mary-janes / Knee-high socks / Lace-up flats / Suspenders / Head scarves / Fedoras / Leather gloves / Pearl necklaces
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