There are truly few style staples that are as timeless in delivery as the silk scarf. This piece’s versatility, chameleon-like tendencies (it comes in almost every shape, size and color), and ability to take the basic top and pair of jeans combo to the next level make it an essential building block in any style maven’s wardrobe.
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Who says style staples have to be boring? The designers behind the Lemaire spring 2017 collection, Christophe Lemaire and Sarah-Linh Tran, are taking the pretty little patent leather mules that we saw stroll down the runway, and stomping all over that ridiculous notion.
Instead of the usual suspects when it comes to trousers, we saw pleated confections with seams that popped in contrasting colors and satin structures in effortless silhouettes. The classic slip dress was also replaced with a slinky creation that boasted a bold pattern which resembled the aftermath of an actual paintball war, but in the chicest way possible. Perhaps the most impressive though, was the duo’s interpretation of the trench coat. This particular piece of outwear took the very best aspects of the military, pea and trench coat, rolled them all together, and added an exaggerated pocket just for good measure.
However, it was the collection as whole that really boasted Lemaire and Tran’s transition from a label that was once in its infancy just a few short years ago to a respected brand that has fashion insiders actually anticipating what it will do next.
Even if the temperatures are still soaring, one can still embrace the many textures that fall has to offer. Lace, a textile that has popped in and out of fashion since the late 15th century, is back and stronger than ever this season.
From the dark romanticism that was offered up in the Balmain and Erdem Fall 2016 collections, to the more playful rendering that Karl Lagerfeld envisioned at Chanel, lace is having a major moment this year.
On Display: Express Lace Top