Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: The Mulleavy sisters have carved out a niche for themselves with collection after collection of dreamy-meets-downtown looks, and this season they continued to build on their fantasy world; in this episode Rosie the Riveter goes exploring in the Australian outback. While the concept may have seemed quirky, the manifestation was altogether wearable, with chunky knit sweaters, work-wear inspired cargo pants and femme circle skirts that would work with anyone’s real life wardrobe. The tiered floor length gowns, cutout leather sheaths, and statement outwear was where the drama lay, evoking a globe-trotting yet nostalgic look, that was hammered home with soft brushed plaids, rich aboriginal batik prints and a palette combining both rusty earthtones and aged pastels. –Shannon Davenport
Silhouette: Wide / Boxy / Tailored / Trumpet / Hourglass / Dropwaist
Color: Rust / Fern / Burgundy / White / Seafoam / Nude / Oak / Black / Burnt orange / Orange sorbet / Almond / Metallic gold / Moss / Dusty blue / Clay
Key Items: Dropwaist dress / Floor-length prairie coat / Skirt set / High-waisted pant / Tiered floor-length gown / Chunky cardigan / Cropped fisherman sweater / Cargo jumpsuit / Leather shift dress / Circle skirt / Cropped blouse / Fleece aviator jacket / Loose column dress / Turtleneck sweater / Pencil skirt
Materials: Leather / Shearling / Crinkle silk chiffon / Sherpa / Cotton / Vintage silk lace / Tulle / Alpaca / Wool / Tweed
Print + Pattern: Novelty hand print / Plaid / Variegated stripe / Floral / Aboriginal-inspired wax print / Wallpaper floral / Bleach spots / Cherry blossom floral
Details + Trim: Cargo pockets / Oversized collar / Lace collar / Butterfly sleeve / Dolman sleeve / Tiered ruffle / Bib / Tinsel fringe / Patchwork / Hand-tooled appliqué / Double breasted construction / Embroidery / Contrast piping / Jewel / Sequins / Paneling / Side slit
Accessories + Footwear: Sand filled plexiglas heel / Lace-up combat boot / Clog / Military bootie / Double wrapped leather belt / Jeweled hair clip
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