May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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EXOTIC + INNOVATIVE
New York: C/R 12 marked wunderkind designer Pedro Lourenço’s most wearable collection to date; the 21 year-old Brazilian, who first captured the fashion world’s attention with magnificently tailored leather and tulle pieces, incorporated silks, prints and patterns into the mix this season. The designer commissioned fellow Brazilian and artist Lelli de Orleans e Bragança to create a range of tropical palm tree and bird paintings, which he printed onto jersey tops and silk shifts, and a series of architectural sheaths and woven separates were decorated with an embroidered clover pattern. While Lourenço’s signature leather garments were not absent, a batch of magnetized convertible shifts that unzipped and flapped open to reveal printed linings was perhaps his most impressive offering this time. –Whitney Kessler
Color: White / Leaf green / Midnight blue / Sand / Daffodil / Aquamarine / True red / Royal blue
Key Items: Convertible shift / Slim cropped pant / Leather jacket / Printed tee / Pleated skirt / Pieced sheath
Materials: Leather / Silk jersey / Silk wovens
Print + Pattern: Tropical palm tree and bird prints / Embroidered clover motif / Color blocking
Details + Trim: Zippers / Pieced constructions / Embroidery / Covered shirt plackets / Convertible details / Printed linings
Accessories + Footwear: Oversized metallic wayfarers / Strappy stilettos / Metal cuffs / Minimalist placket belts
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