May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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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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