Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Sep 29, 2014
Paris: The attention to detail that Chitose Abe of Sacai applies to each piece in her collection is incredible. This season, the designer merged a hard military look with soft, flirty ruffles producing movement and a dynamic aesthetic. Even the prints generated an interesting juxtaposition – masculine tartan and fair isle vs. feminine naïve florals and paisley. Guipure lace edged utlitarian ensembles creating an unexpected detail which contributed to the playful vibe. Splicing was key throughout the lineup, allowing fluid sheers to add dimension to rigid uniform-inspired looks. Each item offered something to covet. – Deirdre Pérez
Silhouette: Spliced asymmetry / Layering
Key items: Ruffle tops / Slit skirts / Wrap skirts / Tee tops / Matched printed sets / Utility dresses / Boxy jackets / Sleeveless jackets / Shirt dresses / Bomber jackets / Fine-gauge sweaters
Colour: Olive / Khaki / Cornflower blue / White / Deep blue / Red / Navy / Black / Forest green
Print & Pattern: Tartan checks / Breton stripes / Bandana paisley / Naïve florals / Fair isle / Pinstripes
Materials & Knits: Silk blends / Cotton blends / Summer wool blends / Twill / Chiffon / Broderie anglaise / Guipure lace / Leather / Mongolian fur / Fine-gauge ribbed knits / Contrast piping / Flat top buttons / Lacing
Footwear: Platform sandals / Hybrid platform boots / Pointy-toe heels
Accessories: Chain link necklaces / Waist-cinching belts
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