May 30, 2019 | By Louise Squire
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Sep 26, 2016
Milan: Designer Consuelo Castiglione, known for her sophisticated and forward-thinking designs has once again charmed the international fashion circle with her S/S17 collection. A gently distorted and monochrome silhouette featured oversized cargo pockets and blown up sleeves, while drawcords, transformed the guise of softly draped dresses into asymmetric silhouettes, yet each piece felt perfectly controlled. Layered, twisted and turned details pervaded as key elements throughout the line-up while pliced skirts and slouchy drawstring bags came wrapped around the waist. Shades of white and cream along with pops of red, hues of green, blue and dusted pastels in monochromatic silhouettes turned into beautifully distorted micro prints and melting sparkling embroidery adding a new dimension to the expression of soft pleating, folding and gathering. – Christa Kaufmann
Trends: Soft Utility, Volume, Asymmetry
Colours: White, Cream, Pebble, Pale Yellow, Camel, Brick, Bright red, Black, Olive, Mint, Pale baby blue, Blues, Lilac
Key Items: Overall, Utility jacket, Midi-skirts, Oversized shirts, Trench coat, Boxy tops, Asymmetric dresses, Cargo pants
Materials and Trims: Coated cotton, Coated poplin, Bonded cotton, Cupro, Silk, Knit, Plissé, Melting embroidery
Print and Pattern: Micro prints – Shuttered haze, bursts, granite, rosy, spiral
Footwear and Accessories: Pointy ankle boots, Mismatched earrings, Soft drawstring bags, Strapless backpacks, Hard briefcases, Shielding sunglasses
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