Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Reed Krakoff’s elevated modernism is always a lesson in restraint; clean silhouettes, considered embellishments and a primarily neutral palette. For Pre-Fall, however, Coach’s president let his designs breathe a little, exploring emerald green, blush peach and oxblood, as well as moody, abstract circular prints and textural ombré. These expanded colors and added textures gave Krakoff’s work more depth, inspiring a second look for a faux-tweed pantsuit, a green chainmail top with chiffon overlay and a paneled python skirt. Sharp accessories still gave the collection its signature bite, with snakeskin boots, slim envelope clutches and elbow length leather gloves making their own aggressive point.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Boxy / Loose / A-line / Slim
Color: Black / White / Emerald / Oxblood / Blush / Beige / Cream / Olive green / Medium brown / Heather grey / Peach
Key Items: Sleeveless shift dresses / Collarless coats / Long fur vests / Straight trousers / Leather overcoats / Knee length skirts / Dolman sleeve knit tops / Silk blouses / Paneled leather motorcycle jackets / Elongated blazers / Column dresses
Materials: Leather / Pony hair / Mohair / Wool / Sheer silk / Python / Felt / Cashmere / Chainmail / Chiffon / Fur
Print + Pattern: Abstract circles
Details + Trim: Leather patches / Contrast piping / Paneling / Sheer overlay
Accessories + Footwear: Knee high python boots / Boxy doctor bags / Leather belts / Pointy ankle strap heels / Leather gloves / Opaque hosiery / Alligator ankle boots / Envelope clutches
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