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Nonchalant free-spirited femininity at Sharon Wauchob

Paris: For Pre-Fall, Sharon Wauchob looked to Jeanloup Sieff’s alluring photopraphs of Jane Birkin and Charlotte Rampling in the late 1960s. The designer stated that she “wanted to make the product as sincere as possible” – and she did it by giving a bohemian sensibility to her clothes. The heart of the lineup was translated into fluid silhouettes worked in diagonal lines, bias-cut skirts with 3-D lace details and charming floral appliques on dresses and outerwear. The results were extremely convincing, sexy and powerful – lace appeared on semi-transparent dresses, crisp cotton shirts and A-line skirts, delicate embroidery elevated outerwear and tailored trousers, exaggerated flares on cropped trousers nodded to the 1960s and brought a natural and modern sensibility to the nostalgia that we have been seeing throughout the Pre-Fall collections. There were some dazzling pieces too – an oversize Mongolian fur stole, a hardware-trimmed toggle coat, a round-collared coat with a zipper detail across the edge – they all looked sublime. Wauchob’s idea of sincerity came with a free-spirited femininity. – Diego Sanchez

Theme: 1960s-inspired free-spirited femininity

Key Items: Bias-cut skirts / Mongolian fur stole / Flare cropped pants / Lace Dresses / Lace-trimmed shirts / Flared trousers / Ultra long-sleeved knits

Color: Black / Grey / Dark brown / Crisp white / Ivory / Black / Rustic brown / Burgundy / Sorbet peach

Materials + Trim: Suede / Wool / Crisp cotton / Mongolian fur / Lace / Shearling / Leather / silk / Embroidery / Zipper /Italian hardware

Print + Pattern: Garden florals / Animal print

Accessories + Footwear: Animal print bag / Heeled ankle boots / Fur-blocked clutch / Point-toe slippers

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