Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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THE LADY WHO SPORTS
Paris: Rochas designer Marco Zanini cited Wes Anderson’s Margot Tenenbaum as one inspiration for his recent resort collection and the influence seems to have carried through for S/S 13. Centered on a shrunken polo shirt silhouette, the presentation was sporty and luxurious, alternating between boxy satin shirts and dresses and crop tops paired with pleated floor-length skirts. In shimmering oyster and champagne brocade, suiting looked ladylike, but accessorized with lace-up boxing sneakers the mood remained youthful. Ghostly lavender florals and a whitened palette were perfect for Spring, while a turn to gothic crimson and black made the closing ensembles too heavy-handed for this fresh and innocent collection.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Boxy & straight / Slim / Hourglass / Full
Color: Lavender / Oyster / Champagne / Stone / Black / Crimson / Oxblood / Plum / Fire-engine red
Key Items: Polo t-shirts & dresses / Straight miniskirts / Tank dresses / Fitted satin sheath dresses / Full pleated floor length skirts / Shirt dresses / Bralettes / Cardigans / Crop tops / Bustier dresses
Materials: Double faced satin / Brocade / Silk jersey blends / Duchesse satin / Ribbed knits / Sheer chiffon
Print + Pattern: Ghostly tonal florals / Bold blooms
Details + Trim: Fitted bodices / Pleating / Contrast buttons / Cropped sleeves / Ribbing / Corset boning
Accessories + Footwear: Scarves worn as headbands / Miniature crocodile bucket bags / Lace-up boxing sneakers & heels / Round sunglasses / Skinny leather belts
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