Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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THE FUTURE PERFECT
Paris: Pedro Lourenço’s S/S 13 had a distinctly futuristic vibe of the sort executed by directional designers like Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga, an effortless merger of innovation and wearability that makes this young talent an exciting must-see on the Paris schedule. Continuing to draw inspiration from the rosy-hued infrared photography of Richard Mosse, Lourenço used feminine blush tones and panels of reflective copper flashing to offset his angular silhouettes. A diagonal asymmetry ran throughout, with boxy blazers sliced apart from shoulder to hem or blouses emblazoned with a swath of abstract houndstooth. Subtle woven textures added a handcrafted element, while honeycomb quilting gave this accomplished and compelling collection a welcome roundness. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim & fitted / Boxy / Cropped
Color: Barbie pink / Peach / Nude / Black / Poppy red / Champagne / White / Turquoise / Pastel blue / Grey / Gunmetal
Key Items: Fitted colorblock leather jackets / Boxy shirts / Coated tapered trousers / Angular shift dresses / Wrapped miniskirts / Spliced camisole dresses / Honeycomb quilted jackets / Open front tux blazers
Materials: Woven silk / Patent leather / Sheer chiffon / Stretch gabardine / Technical fabrics / PVC
Print + Pattern: Houndstooth / Woven patterns / Stripes / Honeycomb / Machinery photo graphics
Details + Trim: Draping / Self belts / Funnel collars / Contrast pockets / Asymmetry / Quilting
Accessories + Footwear: Metallic pumps / Box clutches
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