May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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New York: Ports 1961 designer Fiona Cibani presented an artistic riff on newly popular houndstooth for Pre-Fall, inspired by Hungarian painter Victor Vasarely’s exploration of Op-Art. Graphic repeat patterns rendered in rich cobalt and jade heightened the impact of simple long-sleeve column dresses and sharply tailored wide-leg trousers, while intarsia knit body-con sheaths gained dimension via abstract coloring. Clean, restrained silhouettes dominated the presentation, but a few pieces, such as multi-colored fur scarves, origami fold tops and an oversized cardigan provided plenty of texture. Optical illusion has never looked so elegant.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Long and lean / Slim
Color: Cobalt / Emerald / Steel grey / Black / Navy / White / Maple
Key Items: Column dresses / Slim tulip skirts / Sleeveless blouses / Wide leg trousers / Body con knit dresses / Straight skirts / Patterned pantsuits / Graphic button downs
Materials: Silk / Wool / Intarsia knits / Chiffon / Fur
Print + Pattern: Houndstooth / Abstract check / Geometrics
Details + Trim: Self belts / Origami fold embellishments / Ruffles / Gathering
Accessories + Footwear: Fur scarves / Wide band black sandals / Opaque hosiery
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