May 07, 2018 | By Lizzy Bowring
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THE CAT’S MEOW
Milan: From trims to prints, fur was a recurring element of Marco de Vincenzo’s collection this season, a material he learned about from masters – he previously worked alongside Silvia Fendi designing accessories. In addition to several completely fur garments, there were furry sleeves, collars and edges. Tailored wool items and delicate chiffon blouses were decorated by printed motifs depicting locks of fur. Cat-eye buttons and leather gloves with appliqué that imitated paws hinted at more feline inspirations. The show’s kitty-cat theme was well-suited for the ladylike silhouettes that de Vincenzo favors; fur was a natural complement to prim suiting, and thigh-high stockings added a cat-like prowess to each ensemble.
Color: Off-white / Bright orange / Black / Dark gray / Canary yellow / Dusty periwinkle / Mint
Key Items: Prim skirt suit / Hooded jacket / Box-pleated skirt / Pencil skirt / Ascot blouse / Fur outerwear / A-line coat / Mod shift / Ladylike motorcycle jacket
Materials: Fur / Chiffon / Shearling / Wool suitings / Waffled, cabled and ribbed sweater knits
Prints + Patterns: Speckle patterns / Printed fur motifs / Chevrons
Details + Trim: Skirt slits / Shawl and ascot collars / Boat necks / Piping / Fur trims / Contrast sleeves / Box pleats / Hidden closures / Self-belts / Cap sleeves / Cat eye buttons
Accessories + Footwear: Ribbed hosiery / Thigh-high boots / Leather gloves with color-blocked fingers / Pumps with ankle straps / Metal cuffs with cat eye details
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