3 hours ago | By Nigel Taylor
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London: “An elegant and ladylike urban warrior” is how Sarah-Jane Clarke described Sass & Bide’s woman for F/W 11. Clarke and co-designer Heidi Middleton have been playing with the warrior image recently (see spring’s chunky copper corset belts), but this season, they sent their tough city girl on a trip around the world. African mud cloth motifs, Japanese shiburi tie-dyes and Indonesian batik appeared alongside a colorful version of classic plaid and glam animal prints. The eclectic mix of print and pattern was held together with elegant drapery and simple shapes. Cropped pants, mini-skirts, boxy tops and long slit skirts were appealing and approachable, and fluid jackets were a highlight. Sass & Bide’s urban warrior had quite the trip, and it looked like she had a great time.
Color: Tan, caramel and brown / Bright orange / Magenta / Yellow / White / Black
Key Items: Long slit skirt / Draped jumpsuit / Printed jackets / Slim cropped pant / Mini skirts
Materials: Liquid silks / Chiffon / Jersey
Print + Pattern: African mud cloth prints / Japanese shiburi tie-dyes / Indonesian batik / Plaid / Zebra
Details + Trim: Pavé sequins / Attached fabric harnesses / Macramé trim / Petal-like fabric tiers
Accessories + Footwear: Tribal beaded necklaces / Suede ankle boots / Strappy suede sandals / Two-tone leather clutch / Embroidered clutch / Patent belt with hardware
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