May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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CREATIVE NEW COCKTAIL
New York: Incredibly popular among her indie fan base, Rachel Comey strikes out in a broader direction for S/S 13, incorporating upscale silk and chiffon as well as a refined series of all-white looks. In fact, it’s the designer’s more polished pieces which make an impact this season, including fitted white t-shirts, flared pencil skirts and ruffled halter dresses. Eveningwear is also newly important and cocktail frocks featuring artistically folded embellishments are a bold move, while quilted crop tops and an abstract camouflage flak-jacket should satisfy dedicated Comey devotees.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Fitted / Boxy / Relaxed / Halter / Tapered
Color: White / Gunmetal / Black / Camel / Princess pink / Navy / Lavender / Chartreuse / Sapphire / Tangerine / Cranberry / Olive
Key Items: Flared pencil skirts / Cocktail dresses / Wide cotton tops / Jumpsuits / Halter dresses / Leather miniskirts / Cutout swimsuits / Crop tops / Relaxed suit jackets / Walking shorts / Slim midi-skirts
Materials: Chiffon / Distressed silk / Cotton / Leather / Satin / Lycra / Brocade
Print + Pattern: Blurred watercolors / Abstract camouflage / Stripes / Mosaic prints
Details + Trim: Beading / Ruffles / Gathering / Small collars / Quilting / Origami folds / Notched collars / Asymmetry / Patch pockets / Cutouts
Accessories + Footwear: Ankle boots / Mary-jane pumps / Colorful sunglasses / Platform sandals / Top-handle tote bags / Flat sandals / Slim leather belts / Doctor bags
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