Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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L to R: Erdem, Julien Macdonald, Paul Smith, Marios Schwab
Fashion Week in London put a spotlight on intriguing silhouettes from designers, most drawing emphasis to the shoulders. With a play on strong masculine and sweet feminine details, an array of looks came down the runway. Erdem created a feminine “bell shape” on dresses by raising the waist to right above its natural position, allowing the dress to balloon out and swing back and forth to the beat of the music. In textural velvet, molded shoulders came to a point on belted jackets. This accentuated shoulder, seen in ’80s era styles, took on a new form with an edgy rocker chic-ness. Relaxed tailored pants created a new set of proportions with hemlines cropped way above the ankle and raised waistlines. Tops had details like crystal-embellished epaulets at the shoulder to balance this new shape. Body conscious dresses were playful in splattered prints with slicing at the neckline. Attention is brought to the shoulder yet again, with a single shoulder exposed to create an asymmetrical shape.
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