May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: For autumn/winter 15, Paul & Joe fused feminine preppy with grunge creating an overall youthful vibe. Knee-high grunge boots juxtaposed delicate peter-pan collar shirtdresses, berets were worn with velvet choker necklaces and single earrings, and silk bow blouses were paired with boyfriend pants, continuing the contradiction throughout. The colour palette ranged from muted neutrals to bold primary colors, based by black with the patterns being a mixture of reinterpreted tartans and wallpaper florals. Footwear made a major statement with colorful grunge boots and brogues with contrasting velvet laces, adding a heavy anchor to the delicate fabrics. –Jaclyn Jones
Theme: Parisian grunge
Key Items: Double breasted coat / Duster coat / Empire dress coat / Blazer / Cropped jacket / Vest / Bow blouse / Portrait collar blouse / Silk shirt / Crewneck sweater / Shirtdress / Wrap mini dress / Boho maxi dress / Midi pencil dress / Mini skirt / Skirt suit / Pant suit / Jumpsuit / Cropped trouser / Cropped boyfriend jeans / Bermuda short
Color: Dusty red / Black / White / Washed blue / Navy / Royal blue / Red / Cognac / Pale rose / Mushroom / Tan
Materials and Trims: Wool / Chiffon / Poplin / Silk / Flannel / Velvet / Sheepskin / Mohair / Organza / Denim / Brocade / Allover sequins / Velvet bow accents
Print and Pattern: Tartan / Wallpaper floral / Paisley
Accessories and Footwear: Beret / Skinny belt / Pocket square / Choker / Single earring / Tote / Backpack / Accordion handbag / Brogue / Knee-high grunge boots / Ankle grunge boots
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