Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Paris: Viktor & Rolf projected a grown-up Wednesday Adams for Pre-Fall, accentuated by a trompe l’oeil full moon background as well as the clothes themselves. Buttoned-up, Victorian and most certainly gothic, the collection was also delicate and feminine, featuring sheer layers of lace, dangling tie-necks and cascading ruffles. A tiered waterfall of silk spilled down the front of one light grey gown, giving the silhouette an unusual, slippery weight. Trousers were of the fluid variety as well, with wide legs and tied waistbands in deep shades of plum and chocolate. Softness did not translate to jackets, and a few knit wrap styles looked too much like loungewear, but structured satin peacoats and cinched furs more than satisfied the outerwear category. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Long and lean / Slim / Fluid / Fit and flare
Color: Eggplant / Chocolate / Black / Blush pink / Stone / Evergreen / Wine / Mustard / White
Key Items: Fluid trousers / Knit wrap jackets / Tired silk dresses / Tie neck blouses / Capes / Satin peacoats / Fur vests / Floor length gowns / High neck ruffled blouses
Materials: Satin / Silk / Cashmere / Lace / Fur / Leather / Velvet / Wool / Embossed patent leather / Brocade / Netting
Print + Pattern: Illustrated face graphics / Stripes
Details + Trim: Ruffles / Gathering / Sheer paneling / Fringe / Embossing
Accessories + Footwear: Leather tote bags / Victorian style ankle boots / Embellished clutches / Corset belts / Large envelope clutches / Chain strap evening bags / Platform mary-janes / Fur clutches
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