May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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BEST OF THE BASICS
New York: Following his masterful S/S 13 collection, Narciso Rodriguez went back to basics for Pre-Fall. At first glance, the offering may have seemed like a bit of a let down after such a spectacular Spring show, but closer inspection revealed subtle details that made these basics some of the most covetable around. Rodriguez used diagonal panels of leather to create an A-line skirt, and leather waistbands elevated a minimalist coatdress. The soft skins were also used for boxy tees, perfect shift dresses, and shells. On the opposite end of the texture spectrum were the fine-gauge knits, which featured color blocking that set them apart from the average sweater. The cranberry and creamsicle tones of Spring deepened into cinnamon, rust, and burgundy for Pre-Fall, adding richness and warmth to this desirable collection.–Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: A-line / Hourglass / Tapered / Fit-and-flare
Color: Cinnamon / Rust / Burgundy / Black / Charcoal / Ivory
Key Items: Leather shifts / Ivory crepe skirt suit / Leather t-shirt / Tapered trousers / Coatdress
Materials: Leather / Crepe suitings / Matte suitings / Fine-gauge yarns / Crisp silk blends
Print + Pattern: Texture motifs / Color blocking
Details + Trim: Leather waistbands / Piecing / Beading / Slits / Pressed creases / Cap sleeves
Accessories + Footwear: Envelope clutches / Boxy large handbag / Pointy-toe pumps / Pointy-toe booties
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