Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Jade Lai fused the relaxed allure of the Seventies with elements taken from the structured tailoring of the Forties, creating an easy-to-wear, easy-to-like collection of feminized masculine wardrobe staples. A sense of vacation was noticeable throughout the whole lineup, but the tropical paradise Lai offered in her clothes was a dark place – kitsch Hawaiian blouses were styled under oversized blazers or combined with black knee-length tubular skirts, even a frayed sleeveless top sporting the word “Hawaii” embroidered in an ordinary way was weirdly remarkable. Knitwear stood out – an angora vest was presented over a cashmere shirtdress and sleeves were belted around slouchy cardigans, tops and long knitted dresses, giving the collection a bohemian and relaxed vibe. – Diego Sanchez
Theme: Dark sartorial vacation
Key Items: Long sweater dresses / Shirtdresses / Hawaiian print silk blouse / Frayed tank top / Shawl collar jacket / Asymmetrical cardigans / Boxy masculine blazers / Cropped trousers / Knitted vests / Wide leg trousers / Wide culottes / Knitted sets
Colour: Black / White / Cobalt / Rust / Brown / Navy / Jade green / Navy / Green / Grey
Materials + Trim: Cashmere / Felted wool / Silk / Angora / Houndstooth / Suiting materials / Shirting cottons / Fur / Pinstripe / Denim / Jersey
Print + Pattern: Oversized checks / Hawaiian florals / Stripes / Colour blocking
Accessories + Footwear: Slip-on shoes / Knitted snoods / Ballet pumps / Metallic bracelets / Silk scarves / Masculine loafers / Leather shopper
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