Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Milan: Manuela Arcari’s Ter et Bantine is one of the few Milan collections to explore minimalism, forgoing the embellishment and femininity so common this week. For Spring, the label’s restraint was palpable, a message of crisp sportiness resounding throughout. Even more formal looks, such as a calf-length khaki apron dress and a collared floral column communicated a relaxed ease, outfitted with pockets and a body skimming fit. Suiting was monochromatic, jackets cut slim but not restrictively, trousers clean and pin-tucked or wide and cuffed. A palette of unremarkable neutral grays and beiges was enlivened by attention getting neon cutout oxfords, as well as witty detachable collars and conservative pearl necklaces. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Fit and flare / A-line / Dropped waist / Cocoon / Relaxed
Color: Cobalt blue / Aqua / Grays / White / Khaki / Orange / Mint / Black / Chambray
Key Items: Slim, pintuck trousers / Sleeveless halter blouses / Round, 3/4 sleeve swing coats / Floor length shifts / A-line dresses / Relaxed suit jackets / Apron dresses / Sleeveless turtlenecks
Materials: Crisp cotton / Silk / Jacquard / Stretch jersey / Satin / Chambray / Washed silk
Print + Pattern: Diamonds / Florals / Graphic shapes / Mini-houndstooth
Details + Trim: Contrast lapels / Peplums / Knife pleats / Contrast trim / Turtlenecks
Accessories + Footwear: Pearl necklaces / Bright cutout oxfords / Slim leather belts / Detached collars / Oversize leather tote bags
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