May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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New York: Quirky society girls straight out of Gossip Girl mingled with upscale, tartan-loving punks in Moschino Cheap and Chic’s latest collection. Regardless the inspiration, each muse played a game of playful dress up, mixing printed skater skirts with ankle socks and sandals, or combining pastel pink with vibrant chartreuse. Witty trompe l’oeil touches ran throughout, from faux cross body bags to stenciled toggle closures. But it was styling, rather than construction or design, that stole the show, with off-kilter juxtapositions, a pastel meets acid palette, and oversize details like floppy bows affixed to sandals creating the cartoonish atmosphere.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: A-Line / Slim / Boxy
Color: Black / White / Lime / Lemon / Princess pink / Gunmetal / Camel / Jade / Turquoise / Chartreuse / Cherry red / Olive / Peach
Key Items: Lace pencil skirts / Skater skirts / Wool motorcycle jackets / Short suits / Tartan trousers / Bouclé jackets / Silk party dresses / Knit crewnecks
Materials: Lace / Wool / Silk / Leather / Brocade / Crepe / Bouclé / Intarsia knits / Fur
Print + Pattern: Stripes / Tartan / Trompe l’oeil graphics / Leopard / Cartoon graphics / Florals / Plaid / Polka dots
Details + Trim: Contrast buttons / Leather trim / Patch pockets / Pleats / Pearl buttons / Zippers
Accessories + Footwear: Pendant necklaces / Quilted chain bags / Ankle socks / Bow-tied ankle strap heels / Enamel choker necklaces / T-strap platform sandals / Enamel link bracelets / Leather gloves / Wedge heel ankle boots
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