Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Narciso Rodriguez presented a S/S 12 collection rich in geometry. Pieced shards of fabric created abstract striations on silky tops; asymmetric skirts and slouchy pants featured wide, folded waistbands, and bias-cut dresses clung to the body in tiers. A graphic black and white palette gave way to icy aqua and teal, then heated up with shades of pumpkin and blood orange. A subtle, marbleized print was inspired by the tattoo-style work of Korean artist Kim Joon, and delicate burnout patterns added dimension to sheer, draped dresses. The most noteworthy items in the show were a duo of voluminous shirtdresses with placed contrast paneling, and a series of scarf-like halter tops that appeared to effortlessly hang from the neck. Neon racerback bras added a touch of sportiness to the minimalist feel. -Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Asymmetric / Draped
Color: Black / White / Aqua / Teal / Pumpkin / Blood Orange / Dove Grey / Caramel / Burlap
Key Items: Padded shoulder tee / Draped halter vest / Slouchy trousers / Asymmetric pencil skirt / Voluminous shirtdress
Materials: Cotton shirting / Sheer chiffon / Satin devoré / Printed kimono silk / Leather / Slubby linen
Print + Pattern: Marblized print inspired by the work of Korean artist Kim Joon / Delicate burn-out patterning / Abstracts created by patchwork
Details + Trim: Color-blocking / Piecing + patchwork / High-low hemlines / Folds + drapery / Sheer panels / Thigh-high slits / Racerbacks + cap sleeves / Folded waistband details
Accessories + Footwear: Neon racerback bras / Two-tone, open toe heels — mule and ankle wrap styles
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