Maison Rabih Kayrouz
By Anna Glassman

FAST FORWARD Paris: For F/W 13 Lebanese designer Rabih Kayrouz did an about-face from his mannered Spring collection, turning out clothes that were far …

Mar 03, 2013
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FAST FORWARD
Paris: For F/W 13 Lebanese designer Rabih Kayrouz did an about-face from his mannered Spring collection, turning out clothes that were far more punchy and trend-conscious. Ladylike skirts remained important, infused with movement from their carwash pleats and done in punchy pool blues or refined cream, but this time they were paired with modern knit tops with oval sleeves and ribbed surfaces. Both ribbing and ruching provided most of the texture for Fall, while a slatted skinny stripe motif echoed Kayrouz’s bold pleats. Quirky fur sleeves added even more volume to crewnecks and self-belt overcoats, and oversized industrial cuff bracelets seemed a carefully calibrated choice to drive home this season’s forward leaning turn. —Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Relaxed / A-line / Hourglass / Tapered / Long & lean

Color: Pool blue / Black / White / Tangerine / Navy / Cream

Key Items: Ribbed knit tops / Pleated skirts / Laser cut wool coats / Halter dresses / Tapered silk trousers / Printed silk shirt dresses / Matched knit skirt sets

Materials: Laser-cut wool / Viscose and cashmere ribbed knits / Fur / Satin / Smooth leather / Printed silk

Print + Pattern: Graphic animal print / Abstract splotches / Thin stripes

Details + Trim: Car wash pleats / Loop embroidery / Ribbing / Oval sleeves / Gathered balloon hems / Ruching / Fur sleeves / Contrast edging / Self belts / Cutouts

Accessories + Footwear: Chunky industrial gold cuffs / Platform laceups

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