1 hour ago | By Nigel Taylor
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AS THE ROMANS DO
Milan: Marco de Vincenzo’s F/W 12 collection highlighted his technical abilities, as well as his penchant for romance. Sturdy leathers were masterfully manipulated, pieced, paneled, stitched and sculpted into hourglass jackets and boxy coats, and insets that imitated darts and ran between seam lines contoured tailored woolen garments. Hazy, hand-painted shading bordered windowpane patterns created by artful constructions, and a swirling marble motif spoke to the designer’s Roman roots, where he found inspiration this season. —Whitney Kessler
Silhouette: Slim / Shrunken / Straight / Hourglass / Fit-and-flare
Color: Clean white / Midnight blue / Toffee / Cocoa / Coral / Dark mineral tones / Black
Key Items: Band-collared button front / Pencil skirt / Clean collarless coat / Sheath / Cigarette pant / Pleated fit-and-flare dress
Materials: Cotton shirtings / Leather / Jersey / Fur / Wool suitings
Print + Pattern: Windowpane patterns / Metallic brushstrokes / Swirling marble print / Subtle, painted-on shading
Details + Trim: Covered plackets / Band collars / Decorative paneling / Pieced constructions / Cap-sleeves / Pleats / Quilting / Cabochon studs / Pointy, dart-like insets
Accessories + Footwear: Fur-trimmed booties / Classic black round-toed pumps
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