Sachin + Babi

New York: Design duo Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia have identified their core customer after just three seasons. Their girl is feminine but not girly, and body-conscious without being overtly sexy. To this end, the designers concentrated on a balanced silhouette that was boxy on top while slim on the bottom. Their oversized jackets (including a cheeky Chanel-esque tweed) added uber-cool insolence to high-waisted skirts, shorts and straight-cut pants. Almost every look incorporated leather, from a heavy gathered skirt to the lightest of perforated lambskin blouses. The long-skirted jersey and Lurex evening looks were calling out to Hollywood’s new generation of tween actresses. —Shine Dharan

Silhouette: Boxy tops and slim line bottoms

Color: White / Midnight blue / Melon / Peach / Black

Key Items: Collarless jackets / Leather blouses / Straight-cut pants / Pencil skirts

Materials: Washed denim / Leather / Lambskin / Tweed / Silk / Lurex

Prints + Patterns: Exploded florals / Stripes and dots

Details + Trim: Appliqué / Exposed zips / Palettes / Spaghetti straps / Contrast pocket linings

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