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Vitality and intensity, brought back to the present. The new Pre-Fall 2016 collection captures the carefree spirit of the American way of life in the early '60s, “American Graffiti”, bowling and drive-in mode.
It is a sporty-glam mood full of surprises. The collection exudes an amazing force of energetic colors, along with unusual materials and cutting-edge concepts. Signature patterns and knit techniques take on fresh twists, while intersecting new entries in the art. The sense of vitality is vibrant, yet all within a panorama of clean and simple shapes. No hints of quirkiness in the silhouette, only minor concessions to femininity.
The palette is dazzling. Silver, bronze, antique gold emerge on the scene, taking a dominant stance against black – in a particularly outstanding role this season – and against the brand's trademark blaze of colors, that are more captivating than ever scarlet red, orange and baby rose‑ pine, pistachio and shades of green‑ marine blue and deep turquoise‑ dark gray and midnight blue bordering on black. The hues create gorgeous contrasts in the clothes, making for exceptional bold patterns and prints. Bowling pins comprise the all-important motif, often in stylized or abstract form and in all sizes. The camouflage print is offset by zigzags.
One thread of continuity running through the collection has two distinct & definite variations first, the stripe knit borders with an unmistakably sporty/preppy flair‑ secondly, the discreet V or crisscross necklines complete with jabots in contrasting colors & materials, whether to softly obscure the décolleté area or to gloriously heighten the look's chromatic impact.