Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Ohne Titel’s Alexa Adams and Flora Gill have turned out sporty chic collections for the past few seasons and mastered the art of athletic high fashion, but the duo seemed to be spinning their wheels after exhausting this theme. Luckily, a shift occurred for F/W 13 and sport gave way to softer silhouettes and an expanded selection of materials like printed silks, wrinkled leathers and even fox fur. Fit-and-flare dresses and peplum tops featured draped handkerchief hems, skirts were flirtatiously pleated, and soft silk trousers so popular at retail lately came tapered with elastic waistbands. As a counter to all this new fluidity, Adams and Gill created graphic grid motifs as well as a stark basketweave, building blocks echoed by tonal square sequins and cute quilted headbands by South African milliner Albertus Swanepoel. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Tapered / Fit-and-flare / Body skimming / Halter
Color: Persimmon / Black / Navy / White / Nude / Olive
Key Items: Tapered silk trousers / Foil coated knit pullovers / Slouch skirts / Intarsia knit dresses / Piped leather dresses / Peplum tops / Leather moto jackets / Colorblocked cardigans / Halter tops
Materials: Leather / Foil coated knits / Silk / Twill / Fox fur / Sheer chiffon
Print + Pattern: Basketweave / Grids / Argyle / Colorblockig
Details + Trim: Hip pockets / Raglan sleeves / Pleats / Fur trim / Square sequins / Sheer illusion hems / Contrast trim / Handkerchief hems / Contrast piping / Gathered elastic waistbands
Accessories + Footwear: Wrapped and woven belts / Sheer refined fishnets / Quilted headbands with ear flaps by Albertus Swanepoel / Quilted ankle boots / Safety chain cuffs by Eddie Borgo
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