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Luis Buchinho


A SHARP CUT STARLET
Paris: Portuguese designer Luis Buchinho is only beginning to receive recognition on the Paris schedule but his sharply cut Spring collection may help spread the word. With cropped and skinny silhouettes, the presentation was built for a young, daring customer, one for whom asymmetric minidresses and patchworked halter tops are de rigueur. What made these items interesting was Buchinho’s creative use of knife pleat panels as well as a vibrant palette of hot pink mixed with rust and pastel blue. Tailor made for a directional starlet, tapered satin trousers, jumpsuits and boxy jackets will work for both night and day.—Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Slim / Asymmetric / Tapered

Color: Hot pink / Nude / Apricot / Rose / Black / Champagne metallics / Copper / Lavender / Ice blue

Key Items: Jumpsuits / Skinny pantsuits / Pleated chiffon tops / Halter dresses / Boxy leather jackets / Tapered trousers / Asymmetric sheaths / One-shoulder tops

Materials: Stretch jersey / Silk / Chiffon / Satin / Leather

Print + Pattern: Checks / Patchworking / Stripes / Colorblocking / Ombré

Details + Trim: Accordion pleating / Zippers / Contrast waistbands / Ruffled peplums / Stiff ruffles

Accessories + Footwear: Platform pumps

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