Nicolas Andreas Taralis

Nicolas Andreas Taralis S/S 2013

Nicolas Andreas Taralis S/S 2013

Paris: Nicolas Andreas Taralis is among the group of Paris designers, which includes Rick Owens, Damir Doma and Gareth Pugh, that tends toward the darker side, with cool neutral tones, plenty of draping and the occasional hard edge. Taralis has not achieved the success or critical acclaim of his peers, and his spring collection demonstrated the reason behind this fact. Taralis’ brand of dark drama lacked finesse. Baggy harem pants were unflattering, proportions were off, and the construction on some of the crinklier pieces appeared to be sub-par. However, bright spots appeared here and there. Draped and wrapped versions of the shirtdress were a highlight, and workwear-inspired jumpsuits added an appealing, tomboyish element. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Asymmetrical / Long layers / Sharp shoulders / Pear-shaped

Color: Black / Charcoal / Concrete / Pale grey / White

Key Items: One-shoulder tops / Jumpsuits / Draped shirtdresses / Skinny jeans

Materials: Felted wool / Chiffon / Waxed denim / Leather / Crinkly cotton / Fluid silks / Iridescent organza / Fine-gauge jersey / Silk crepe

Details + Trim: Draping / Wrapping / Exaggerated shoulders / Zippers / Asymmetrical hemlines / Ruched waistbands / One-shoulder constructions

Accessories + Footwear: Chunky platform ankle boots / Open-toe ankle boots


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