May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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FULL MOON FEVER
Paris: Both capes and velvet have been getting a lot of play this season, with nearly every designer producing some iteration for their collections. The inclusion seemed like a natural fit for Viktor & Rolf’s consistently romantic aesthetic, but as always, any trend on their runway is treated to an avant-garde twist. Capes became delicate silk blouses with fluttering tails, and velvet showed up in the form of pajama pants or a relaxed evening jumpsuit. From there the trends were more specific to Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren’s classic work—quirky fur-trimmed suiting, oversized cuffs, layered ruffles and shockingly sheer eveningwear, all pulled together by a supernatural full-moon theme. Although some of the werewolf references were a bit too literal, abstract fur prints, rather than the actual deconstructed skins, were a dimensional innovation. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Loose / Relaxed / Draped / Fitted / Slim / Hourglass
Color: Pale lemon / Bronze / Plum / Black / Dove grey / White / Pumice / Caramel / Pumpkin
Key Items: Pajama suits / Tie-front silk blouses / Loose velvet trousers / Cape blouses / Trench coats / Evening shorts / Sheer blouses / Leather pencil skirts / Beaded dresses / Fur coats / Ruffled dresses
Materials: Satin / Silk / Velvet / Chiffon / Fur / Cotton / Leather / Netting / Cashmere / Wool
Print + Pattern: Dots / Stripes / Abstract fur prints
Details + Trim: Fur cuffs / Bows / Contrast collars / Tie-fronts / Pleating / Gathering / Fur trim / Self-belts / Oversized cuffs / Ruffles / Embroidery / Fringe / Sequins / Contrast pockets / Draping
Accessories + Footwear: Leather gloves / Clutches / Knee-high leather boots / Thin strap evening sandals / Sheer thigh-high hosiery / Ankle boots / Fur-trimmed satchel bags
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