Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Surface textures are a must for Martine Sitbon and modern embellishments run throughout her collections. This Spring the designer chose a graphic and abstractly organic theme, mixing sheer and matte textures with circular PVC patches and jagged illustrated florals. A handful of plastic appliqués were also floral, but in stark black and white these details were never confectionery. In fact, when Sitbon added color to the presentation her PVC anoraks and cropped jackets suddenly seemed lurid, but thankfully this was a momentary lapse. Simple t-shirt dresses featuring a variety of print scales proved most successful, their artistic wavy lines prompting a second look.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: A-line / Body skimming
Color: Black / White / Parchment / Dove grey / Cobalt / Pastel pink / Plum / Rose / Cherry
Key Items: Stiff t-shirt dresses / Sheer sheaths / Oversized blanket coats / Sleeveless band leader blouses / Laser cut leather dresses / Sheer printed blouson jackets / Cutout pencil skirts
Materials: Sheer stiffened chiffon / Satin / Lurex / Nylon / Coated linen / PVC / Laser cut leather
Print + Pattern: Dots & lines / Abstract graphic floral illustrations / Stripes
Details + Trim: Sheer panels / Lurex patches / Self belts / Contrast piping & stitching / Plastic floral appliqué / PVC Peter Pan collars / Sheer overskirts
Accessories + Footwear: Sheer ankle boots / High heeled cap toe sneakers / Metallic peep toe sandals / Graphic metal brooches
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