Jul 12, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
Paris: Though not revolutionary in concept, Smalto’s F/W 11 offerings were distinct because of exquisite craftsmanship and elegant details. Designer Youn Chong Bak’s interpretations of classic items, like the pea coat and the shawl-collared sweater, were precisely executed to suit contemporary tastes. Slim silhouettes were complemented by narrow lapels and petite collars, and subtle tinted neutrals made a statement in monochromatic ensembles. Materials read richly: jackets were offered in sumptuous leathers, and fine winter-weight suitings looked soft and silken. Designs were timeless and investment-worthy, updated with a fresh approach to styling.
Colors: Acorn brown / Golden tan / Navy / Jet black / Steel gray / Bronzed sage / Icy pastels
Key Items: Fisherman sweater / Slim suit / Leather outerwear / Sweaters with dimensional placed stitchery / Abbreviated trench and duffel coats / Sophisticated pea coat / Crombie coat / Dress shirt / Low-cut undershirt
Materials: Supple leathers / Waffle sweater knits / Velvet / Winter suitings / Fur / Wool felts
Details + Trim: Shawl collars / Toggle closures / Mock turtlenecks / Crocodile trims and pocket flaps / Fur collars / Doubled lapels / Self belts
Accessories + Footwear: Knit beanies / Luxurious leather carryalls and totes / Skinny ties / Fingerless leather motorcycle gloves / Matte crocodile weekenders / Footwear with spat-inspired monk straps / Thick-rimmed eyewear
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