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Lacroix tones down

Lacroix tones down
Lacroix tones down
Lacroix tones down
Models wear designs by Christian Lacroix.
Lacroix tones down

Models wear designs by Christian Lacroix.

Christian Lacroix toned down his usual flamboyance in his autumn-winter collection on Wednesday, showing refined clothes which immediately looked more wearable than his cutting-edge couture. He used a lighter hand on detail, so there was not too much crying out for attention.
A fine wool treated to look like wrinkled elephant skin was the first star on the catwalk. He used it for his opening number, a pure white winter coat with a dramatic upturned chalice neckline and outsize sleeves cropped at the elbow, the rest of the arm enveloped in a black feather gauntlet.
The same temptingly tactile textured fabric was turned into a sharply-tailored jacket in fuschia set off against a slithery white satin skirt, with origami folds in front standing out slightly from the waist.
Striking prints were leitmotifs in the collection.A bold harlequin print with diamonds in purple, orange, lime and acid yellow in duchesse satin was turned into a puffball mini skirt and off-the-shoulder ruffled dress, while devore velvet in ruby, green and blue was printed for a "stained glass" effect but looked hand-painted.
Cabbage rose sleeves and bows adorned evening gowns, while more fragile frocks had feather embroidered sleeves or ostrich feather capes over the shoulders.


Updated : 2021-04-21 17:21 GMT+08:00