Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Milan: Although the focus of Silvio Betterelli’s Spring collection was on pleating and folding, the designer was actually at his best when keeping it simple, exploring abstract prints and ombré instead of construction embellishments. Wearable pieces included a basic, marbled silk tank and a matched set of a splatter print long-sleeve blouse and floor-length skirt, rather than the peach dresses awkwardly twisted into voluminous origami. Volume did work, however, for a gunmetal, dropped peplum halter blouse paired with fluid, ombré-tipped trousers to create an easy, modern uniform. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Body skimming
Color: Peach / Pale pink / Charcoal / Aquamarine / Evergreen / Mint / White / Silver / Beige / Nudes
Key Items: Feminine blouses / Knee-length skirts / Loose trousers / Long-sleeve tunic dresses / Peplum halter tops / Floor-length skirts / Tunic blouses / Twisted sheath dresses
Materials: Chiffon / Silk / Satin / Suede
Print + Pattern: Marbled finishes / Abstract splatter prints
Details + Trim: Pintuck folds / Gathering / Peplums
Accessories + Footwear: Slim leather belts / Folded, high-heel suede sandals
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