Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: In contrast to Ter et Bantine’s colorful Spring collection, Pre-Fall was a dark and moody change of direction full of mossy textures and deep shades of olive and sable. Glossy patent leather and slick pony hair contrasted with brushed alpaca and felted cashmere, stitched together into paneled skirts and simple coats. Proving rich materials don’t have to be ostentatious, designer Manuela Arcari expertly cut her high-end furs and leathers into boxy jackets as well as modern peplum tops, allowing the silhouettes to speak for themselves. Both architectural and intellectual, the collection achieved a cool femininity through details: folded faux cummerbunds, detachable peter pan collars, gathered waists and blouson hems. Gorgeously understated, Ter et Bantine’s latest spoke softly but carried a luxurious weight.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Hourglass / Slim / Boxy / Relaxed
Color: Olive / Mushroom / Black / Chocolate / Grey / Cream / Sable / Plum / Stone / Moss
Key Items: Peplum tops / Slim skirts / Skinny trousers / Pleated a-line miniskirts / Short sleeved blouson tops / Simple felt overcoats / Crewneck jersey sweatshirts / Gathered cotton smock dress / Crisp cotton button downs / Patent leather coats / Relaxed suiting
Materials: Fur / Wool / Suede / Patent leather / Jersey / Cotton / Satin / Alpaca / Cashmere / Silk
Print + Pattern: Stripes
Details + Trim: Fur collars / Pleating / Gathering / Toggle closures / Cap sleeves / Metal button c0vers
Accessories + Footwear: Fur ballet flats / Pointed mary-janes / Oversize patent leather tote bags / Hard clutches / Detached peter-pan collars / Structured shoulder bags / Messenger bags / Slim sneakers
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