Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Inspired for C/R 12 by the vibrant, recently discovered work of 96-year-old Cuban-born artist Carmen Herrera (she sold her first painting in 2004), Narciso Rodriguez energized his trademark elegant-modern silhouettes with boldly-colored graphic motifs and artful color-blocking. Construction and textile were focal points of each garment; large-scale linear patterns and piecing called attention to architectural shapes, and smooth, laminated fabrics contrasted raw linens and cotton canvases. Simple black and white strappy sandals and vivid lips completed each ensemble. –Whitney Kessler
Color: Black / White / Navy / Royal blue / Gray / Bright salmon / Fuschia / Bubblegum / Red
Key Items: Sleeveless jacket / Satin bra / Babydoll dress / Sheath / Full skirt / Raincoat / Blazer
Materials: Raw and laminated linen / Nylon / Silk / Canvas
Print + Pattern: Horizontal stripes / Engineered large-scale plaids / Chevrons
Details + Trim: Piping and banding / Pieced constructions / Contrast details / Subtle peplums / Snaps / Band collars
Accessories + Footwear: Strappy wedges and flats / Obi belts
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