Dec 13, 2017 | By Sandra Halliday
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Paris: This season, Pedro Lourenço employed boxy geometric silhouettes as canvases for creating unique two-dimensional effects. The designer opened the show with a series of rigid color-blocked looks constructed out of curvaceous pieced panels, and juxtaposing matte wool with glossy leather. Severe, oversized coats and jackets had wide, sloping shoulders and knee-length skirts were only half pleated one. Sheer shifts and blouses, some featuring only a single sleeve, had a ghostly feel, some cut in aluminum organza for an undulating, shimmery effect, and others featuring prints inspired by the work of the Russian video artist Kon Trubkovich. The motifs — plaids, TV static, stallion heads — seemed to float, and layered material gave things a blurred dreaminess. —Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Boxy / Asymmetric / Wide, sloped shoulders
Color: Black / White / Primary Yellow / Iris Purple / Cognac / Evergreen / Olive / Bright Red / Metallic Silver
Key Items: Sheer one-sleeve blouse / Pieced leather skirt / Printed organza shift / Big-shouldered coat
Materials: Wool suiting / Organza — silk + aluminum / Chiffon / Leather — patent + smooth / Down-filled nylon / Fur
Print + Pattern: Geometric color-blocking / Sheer, layered plaids / “TV static” motif / Stallion photo print
Details + Trim: Curved piecing / Stand collars / Single sleeves / Sheer panels
Accessories + Footwear: Two-tone leather knee-boots
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