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vionnet f/w 2011

KNITTING PRETTY

Paris: Full of novelty nettings and swirly linear prints, the surprisingly simple concept behind Vionnet’s F/W 11 collection stemmed from a black-and-white image of a knot that designer Rodolfo Paglialunga spotted online. Easy, ladylike sheaths were offered in ribbon macramés, lacquered laces and silk satins that were sometimes quilted. Pencil and midi skirts, which were styled with kimono-sleeved tops, also possessed relaxed, body-skimming silhouettes. Fancy fringe embellishments and fabrics with high-shine and/or iridescent finishes felt dressy, and the only pant ensemble was cut from a sparkly Lurex sweater knit. Wide, striped belts cinched the waists of most models, offering a uniform final touch.

Color: Shocking pink / Salmon / Orange / Dusty lavender / Black / Bright white / Dark red / Sky blue / Royal purple / Periwinkle / Peachy taupe / Raspberry / Navy

Key Items: Sheath dress / Pencil skirt / Macrame top / Matched set

Materials: Ribbon macramé / Silk satin / Organza / Lacquered lace / Sparkly sweater knits / Fur

Prints + Patterns: Almost-floral, large-scale knot motif / Shooting stripes

Details + Trim: Color-blocking / Ribbon and sequin fringe / Pieced constructions / Quilting / Self-belts / Halter necklines / Attached shrugs and capelets / Banding / Fur trims / Ruffles / Skirt slits / Ruff collars

Accessories + Footwear: Gold cuffs / Peasant sleeves / Wide, striped waist belts / Pumps with ankle straps

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