Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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Paris: Goga Ashkenazi, creative director of Vionnet, expertly manipulated fabrics in an effort to evoke the spirit of a dancer – American expat Isadora Duncan of the late 19th-century to be exact. Sheer was the order of the day, producing fluid movement and showing off seductive garter belts. Ashkenazi also referenced ‘curves’ as being a key element to the collection which could be seen in the structured ovoid-shaped outerwear and wrestling belts. Gladiator boots and leather backpacks with harness straps blended warrior with Goddess as models walked the catwalk to the tune of Bjork’s “Hunter”. – Deirdre Pérez
Silhouette: Goddess draping / Asymmetry
Key items: Floor-sweeping goddess gowns / Jumpsuits / Bodysuits / Button-front shirts / Asymmetric tops and dresses / High-waisted trousers / Strapless dresses / Mini dresses / Bra tops / Ovoid robe coats and jackets
Colour: White / Cream / Nude / Grey / Silver / Gold / Burgundy / Black
Print & Pattern: Printed lace / Squiggly lines
Materials & knits: Silk blends / Chiffon / Organza / Jersey / Plissé / Openwork / Jacquard / Leather / Fur / Satin / Fringed appliqué / Paillettes / Beading / Embroidery
Footwear: Gladiator boots
Accessories: Wrestling belts / Garter belts / Leather backpacks / Lucite statement necklaces
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