Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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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
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