May 23, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
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OPTIC OPTIMISM New York: Graphic contrasts in both color and print set the tone for Rachel Roy’s C/R 13 presentation. The palette began with brights, then ever-so-subtly muted a level or two. The resulting haze-brights were paired in Palm Beachy duos, and surrounded with geo-fractile prints for modern effect. Silhouettes were clean and mid-century inspired, evoking the uniform precision of airline flight attendants (or stewardesses, to be era-accurate). It was all wrapped up in feminine transitional outerwear; a laser-lace collarless balmacaan in a peppy shade of limoncello was the clear standout. —Kibwe Chase-Marshall
Silhouette: Mid-century inspired / Lean / Fit-and-flare / A-line
Color: Limoncello / Pool / Lime / Fuchsia / Persimmon / Klein Blue / Lavender
Key Items: Sleeveless dress / Camp-length short / Straight trouser / Concealed placket button-up
Materials: Lightweight wool crepe / Silk charmeuse / Silk crepe de Chine / Embellished jacquard / Cotton mattelasse
Print + Pattern: Geo-fractile / Gridded diamonds / Arrow chevron / Line-drawn petals / Texture mini-dots
Details + Trim: Stock-tie necklines / Scallop hemlines / Peplums / Center-front mitered seams / Contrast waistband
Accessories + Footwear: Color-blocked heeled sandal / Metallic brogue / Lasered bangle / Frame clutch / Cuff choker
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