Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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London: Every Spring, Vivienne Westwood tends to reign in her wilder tendencies, opting for a calmer color palette and more restrained pattern mixing. This season was no different, producing even more pared-down looks and a return to Westwood’s signature off-kilter, waist-conscious tailoring. In contrast to sculpted, menswear-inspired ensembles, the collection also featured a parade of draped frocks, wrapped and pinned for a forgiving, feminine fit that bared the shoulders and created an hourglass silhouette. Muted blues, grays and beiges let the construction do the talking, and a sprinkling of plaid and geometric ethnic prints added dimension. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Slim / Hourglass / Structured
Color: Powder Blue / Indigo / Grays / Metallic / Beige / White / Black
Key Items: Cinched suit jackets / Folded sheath dresses / Low-slung trousers / Dropped-waist dresses
Materials: Denim / Silk jersey / Satin / Cotton / Tulle / Taffeta / Twill / Lurex knits / Leather / Brocade / Lace
Print + Pattern: Plaid / Pinstripes / Geometrics / Conversationals
Details + Trim: Raw edges / Tie closures / Drawstrings / Sequins
Accessories + Footwear: Necktie belts / Silk scarves / Velcro strap heels / Grommet belts / Oversize drop earrings / Nameplate necklaces / Mini bags
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