Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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ARTS + CRAFTS ELEGANCE
Paris: This season, Marco Zanini drew inspiration from his own collection of pottery by Swedish ceramicist Wilhelm Kage. Along with the earthy palette, silhouettes had a distinct 70s feel — flared trousers, pleated skirts and boxy coats. A collection of colorful hand-painted tile motifs evoked the designs of the Arts and Crafts movement, while a metallic jacquard in burnished gold resembled a glimmering Klimt painting. Nubby and tweedy wools made for substantial boxy car coats and structured skirt suits, and ribbed knits in hefty melange yarns lent dimension to desirable sweaters in snug or slouchy fits. Tailored separates in a watercolor check print called to mind 90s Prada, as did the quirky, patterned sweater tights layered beneath each look. Accessories also had a crafty air, silver mobile-like jewelry looked hand-made, and hairy scarves could have been knit by Zanini’s nana. — Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Straight + Boxy
Color: Coffee / Camel / Ochre / Cerulean Blue / Mauve / Canteloupe / Baby Pink / Navy / Turquoise / Eggplant
Key Items: Marled rib knit sweater / Flared pants / Straight skirt / Raglan sleeve sheath dress / Nubby wool skirt suit / Car coat
Materials: Weighty ribbed knits / Marled tweed / Hairy + nubby wools / Silk + wool faille / Charmeuse / Jacquard
Print + Pattern: Handpainted — Watercolor checks + Klimt-style tile and mosaic motifs
Detail + Trim: Flat, buttoned tufting / Raglan sleeves
Accessories + Footwear: Arts and Crafts-inspired jewelry / Patterned tights / Mary Janes / Two-tone booties / Thickly rimmed eyeglasses / Wooden hairclips / Snakeskin shoulder bags / Hairy knit scarves
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