May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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THE ELEGANT TOUCH
Paris: For Pre-Fall Rochas designer Marco Zanini hit many of the trends popular this season: olive green, shiny textures, cocoon coats and full trousers. But Zanini wasn’t producing run-of-the mill fashion, he was experimenting with rich fabrics, abstract patterns and metallic treatments that lent the collection a modern elegance. A shimmering silver finish and abstract watercolor print elevated a princess coat, simple crewneck knits featured gold quilting and cocktail dresses were encased in twisted tulle. However, the charm didn’t carry through to Zanini’s more ordinary items, like a plain green anorak or boxy yellow shift, pieces which could have used a more upscale touch.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Boxy / Oversized / Hourglass / Relaxed
Color: Olive / Grey / Camel / Gold / Teal / Pumpkin / Cream / Lemon / Silver / Black
Key Items: Boxy overcoats / Sleeveless dresses / Relaxed suiting / Metallic cardigans / Blazers / Pleated skirts / Oversize anoraks / Crewneck sweaters / Space dyed knits
Materials: Cashmere / Silk / Lamé / Satin / Chiffon / Leather / Tulle
Print + Pattern: Color blocking / Abstract watercolors
Details + Trim: Pleating / Drawstrings / Ribbing / Quilting
Accessories + Footwear: Slim clutches / Pointy pumps / Knee socks / Colorblocked tote bags / Slim belts
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