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Tess Giberson

UNDER WRAPS

New York: Tess Giberson found inspiration in the early works of Christo for her F/W 12 collection, fittingly called “Wrap.” Looks had a certain weightlessness, but gained substance from a range of textured layers — a sheer tunic layered over a sequin maxi, and an almost invisible mesh tank topped perforated suede pants — all topped with ladder-like leather harnesses. The theme played out best in Giberson’s signature knits, which vacillated from sweater to scarf and featured intricate openwork stitchery. Most refreshing was a handful of pale hues which took the form of lustrous silk skirts and a glossy fur vest.  —Anna Jane Davis

Silhouette: Layered / Slinky / Tailored

Color:   Black / Shades of grey / Pale camel / Ice blue / Pale pink / Mustard yellow

Key Items:  Skintight pants / Sheer tunic / Openwork sweater / Silk maxi skirt

Materials: Silk charmeuse / Suede / Leather / Openwork knits / Netting / Chiffon / Structured wovens

Details + Trim: Perforation / Piecing / Sequins

Accessories + Footwear: Leather harnesses / Metal breastplates

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