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“Fall got very serious,” Lippes said a few days before his spring show. “I want to have fun with clothes.” And what’s more festive than spangles? Lippes opened with a shirtdress covered in punchy black and white paillettes and a kicky ombré skirt. A series of strong black, white and gray looks followed, but color proved to be key. Fluorescents — fuschia, electric blue and yellow — inspired by MoMA’s recent Color Chart exhibition brightened up everything from a silk romper to a knit tank embroidered with multicolored discs meant to imitate Smarties candy. Yes, the collection had a sweet side, but of the delightfully sportif sort, via tennis sweaters and terrific silk running shorts. Overall, the collection was as upbeat and interesting as it was wearable. Well, for the most part. “I don’t know where you’re going in this,” said Lippes of a yellow dress fully embroidered in chunky Lucite baubles. “Probably Miami.”
  • 69 months ago Wwd »

    Nicole Miller’s affinity for far-off places is well-known by now. A different locale inspires just about every season, some more successfully than others. For spring, it was Haiti and its voodoo culture. She channeled the island’s spirit in colorful sequins, beadwork and prints, which worked well on asymmetric dresses and skirts — the less complicated the better. Even Miller’s most literal use of the Haitian motif, on a beaded voodoo doll print dress, had a certain charm. Still, for all of her fancy pattern play, the tailored sportswear, a striped boyfriend blazer paired with harem pants in particular, was the most spellbinding.

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