Author Archives: Marissa Stuart


Jonathan Saunders -

THE MEMPHIS EFFECT London:  For C/R 15 Jonathan Saunders was inspired by Ettore Sottsass and the Memphis movement. The definitive style echoed throughout the structured silhouettes and muted color scheme, while asymmetrical hems and wrapped details kept the looks fresh and modern. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Rounded knit mesh sweaters / Slim asymmetrical fit and flare dresses / Relaxed trench / ...
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Marni -

SPORT LUXURY Milan:  For C/R 15 Consuelo Castiglioni took active wear classics, such as color-blocked polos and relaxed track pants, and reinterpreted them with luxurious flourish. Supple leathers, artistic prints and whimsical color combinations blended together seamlessly for a beautiful and feminine take on sport.  — Marissa Stuart  Key Items:  Color-blocked mini shirts / Zippered polos / Mini skirts / Mid-calf coat ...
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Mary Katrantzou -

A TO Z London: Mary Katrantzou moved into C/R 15 with a shift from her signature, hyper-realistic prints to an artistic medley of decorative embellishments. Citing the alphabet as the source of her inspiration, modern updates to A-line and S-Bend silhouettes set the stage for elaborate lace lettering and cursive embroidery. — Marissa Stuart Key Items: High-waist tap pants / Slim net dresses / ...
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Nina Ricci -

CASUAL FEMME New York:  Peter Copping drew inspiration from all over the world into his resort offering. While the influences were diverse, they all seamless blended together in a collection that captured a laid-back, feminine vibe. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Motorcycle jacket / Lace overalls / Lace paneled dress / Pencil skirt / Skirt set / Summer coat / Drop-shouldered coat ...
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J.W. Anderson -

DECONSTRUCTED FEMME London:  J.W. Anderson continues to explore “concept design” with his expert manipulation of fabric for an innovative, origami-inspired collection. Raw edges and creative draping added an edge to the tailored styles for a new spin on femininity. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Deconstructed blazers / Bow blouses / Zippered shirt jacket / Draped off-the-shoulder tops / Relaxed straight-leg trousers / ...
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Sonia Rykiel -

FEMME MOTORCYCLIST New York: Geraldo Da Conceicao offered a variety of boyish silhouettes and bright intarsia knits for his final collection at Sonia Rykiel. Metallic lurex and satin balanced the masculine vibes, while charming motorcycle motifs providing a charming accent. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Culottes / Double-breasted suit / Skirt suit / Tennis sweaters / T-shirt dresses / Rib-knit dresses / Pullover ...
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Rochas -

GARDEN FLORALS New York:  Alessandro Dell’Acqua pulled inspiration from lush garden landscapes for a collection that was fresh and feminine. A vibrant, floral-inspired color palette infused energy on the soft, ruffled silhouettes that fell gently away from the body. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Shirtdress / Relaxed sweater / Full knee-length skirts / Drop-ruffle dress / Tent dress / Robe coat / ...
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Pringle of Scotland -

CRISP MINIMALISM New York:  Pringle of Scotland modernized classic silhouettes in tech-inspired, mesh fabrics for a futuristic feel. A simple palette of muted pastels paired with black and white kept the collection clean and crisp. — Marissa Stuart Key Items: Blouson sweater / Slim, straight leg trousers / Boxy shells / Minimal jackets / Narrow shifts / Honeycomb twinsets / Woven polo / ...
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Anna Sui -

TREASURE CHEST New York:  Anna Sui referenced a broad selection of inspiration ranging from vintage Art Deco to collegiate ‘50s prep. This medley of whimsical ideas seamlessly blended into a playful collection of girly, ruffled frocks and charming pajama sets. — Marissa Stuart Key Items: Kimono jackets / Bias cut dresses / Ruffled frocks / Intarsia sweaters / Collegiate cardigans / Tent dress ...
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Rag & Bone -

MINIMALIST SKATER New York:  Rag & Bone channeled a minimalist version of skater style with an offering of relaxed sweaters and baggy shorts. A gentle palette of grey, blush and cream heighted the soft, texturized fabrics playing off the simple silhouettes. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Sack dress / Blouson sweaters / Baggy A-line shorts / Pant suit / Utility coat / ...
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Lisa Perry -

TRIANGLE PLAY New York:  Lisa Perry looked to the iconic style of Francoise Hardy for Cruise/Resort with an offering of effortless, tomboy style. The ‘60s tent silhouettes looked fresh in crisp fabrics, while graphic roses or grids added a hint of feminine charm. — Marissa Stuart  Key Items:  Short tent dresses / Pajama sets / Mini shifts / Single-pleat A-line mini skirts ...
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Suno -

CHARMED TOUCH New York:  Erin Beatty of Suno offered a sporty collection of boxy tops and breezy dresses in a series of amusing tropical prints.  Whimsical embellishments such as Lucite charms or jewels maintained the sense of playfulness the brand is known for. — Marissa Stuart Key Items: Slim knit dresses / Culottes / Shirt jackets / Boxy woven polos / Cropped boxy ...
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Clover Canyon -

TROPICAL FLOWERS New York:  South America’s landscape and colors provided the inspiration for Cover Canyon’s collection. Sporty silhouettes in lively tropical prints feature off-the-shoulder necklines and capture a vibrant, tropical spirit. — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Sequined T-shirt dress / Halter jumpsuit / Off-shoulder sheaths / Fit and flare / Sheer baseball jackets / High-waist shorts / Printed skirt sets / Pegged ...
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Alexis Mabille -

FEMME SPORT New York:  Alexis Mabille looked to tennis player Suzanne Lenglen as his muse and created an ultra-feminine version of the sport. Block striped shifts trimmed in delicate lace and ribbon ruched track pants created a ladylike version of active wear.  — Marissa Stuart Key Items:  Ruched and ribbon track pants / Ruffled A-line skirts / Lace sweatshirts / Lace trimmed ...
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Versace -

‘60s SWING New York:  Donatella Versace channeled the ‘60s with an offering of sleek mini-shifts and zippered A-line skirts. The slightly boxy silhouettes modernized the signature print motifs in a palette of candy pastels. — Marissa Stuart Key Items: Anoraks / Mini shifts / Zippered A-line mini skirts / Trench coat / Zip-up sweaters / Printed button-ups / Patchwork coats / Pant suit ...
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