“Simplicity and uniqueness pay homage to the creative works of Ceramist Roger Capron in his village of Vallauris, South of France. Crackled and woven leather joins washed linen in soft ceramic tones of terracotta and clay while water colors drip on fluid jersey and mousseline. Sun-touched skin and long legs are revealed under macramé and cotton gauze. This silhouette is loose and effortless – reminiscent of the free-spirited lifestyle of the south.”
Taking her cues from the artists’s village of Vallauris in the South of France, the feel of this collection was spectacularly crafty in her woven leather boleros and jackets, the use of macramé in her sweaters and harem pants or long skirts. They all seemed to have a carefree bohemian feel and the setting; a reflecting pool in Lincoln Center captured this look perfectly.
Even though a cloudy day with the threat of rain didn’t stop the throngs of people who came to view this collection. Even if you didn’t have a ticket, and were just a passerby, you were treated to beauty and models perched on blocks, probably shivering from the dampness of the morning, but looking beautifully elegant. At one point a gust of wind came through and the model with a long asymmetrical skirt tried to hold it down, only to give up and yet it was as if the wind was trying to express the purely carefree feel to it. It worked.
Color Trends: Black, Tan, Ivory, White, olive, Saffron, Slate, Cumin, Raspberry, Ocean, Black and Lilac
Fabric Trends: Leather Macrame, Leather weaved knit, Crochet, Chiffon, Linen, Cotton, Viscose, Bronzato Macrame, Suede and Silk
Style Trends: Bolero Jacket, high-waisted Wide Leg, High-waisted Parasol skirt, Crochet 1-piece bathing suit, Cropped Top, Patchwork jacket and Wide-leather belt