16 hours ago | By Lizzy Bowring
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New York: Ohne Titel designers, Alexa Adams and Flora Gill, explored the idea of protection (a reoccurring theme this week) for their F/W 12 collection. Tough, armor-like silhouettes were constructed in a textural jacquard knit, while contrast panels and contoured banding emphasized curves of the body. For a collection based on protection, things felt surprisingly light — slouchy drawstring pants featured a digital animal print and bouncy fit-n-flare dresses gained movement from knit pleats. Color-blocking, two-tone stripes and the checkered jacquard motif employed a minimalist palette of black, white and cobalt for a high-contrast graphic element, which carried through in each look. Molded, helmet-style caps topped off ensembles, playing up the inspiration. —Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Hourglass / Fit-n-flare / Slim + straight
Color: Black / White / Grey / Cobalt
Key Items: Leather tee / Pleated skirt / Slouchy drawstring pants / Molded jacket / Color-block suit
Materials: Chiffon / Stretch wool / Ultra-fine ribbed knit / Textural jacquard knit / Leather / Fox fur
Print + Pattern: Digital, abstracted animal print / Two-tone stripes / Graphic jacquard pattern
Details + Trim: Knit pleats / Contrast piping, banding + piecing / Exposed zips / Fur trim / Color-blocking
Accessories + Footwear: Circle scarves / Molded caps by Albertus Swanepoel / Pointy pumps
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