Alexis Mabille

Alexis Mabille S/S 2013

FRENCH COUNTRY
Paris: With concha belts, Native American-inspired jewelry, floor-sweeping broomstick skirts and plenty of gingham, Alexis Mabille seemed to conjure an idealized interpretation of the American West. But with his affinity for romantic details and femininity, the looks took on a very French sense of delicateness. Bits of lace were attached to collars and sleeves, and three-dimensional flower appliqués decorated sweet dresses. Tailored pieces were spot-on, but slouchy graphic sweatshirts and tees challenged their precision. Though the clashes of American and French, casual and buttoned-up didn’t always work, it was a step away from the overly precious collections Mabille has presented in the past, and that was a favorable development. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Slim / A-line / Full-skirted / Long + Languid

Color: Baby blue / Pastel pink / Whitened pink / Lemon yellow / White / Black

Key Items: Long pleated skirts / Slim pants / Gingham separates / Lace-embellished sheaths

Materials: Crisp cotton / Lace / Textural silk / Sweatshirt jersey / Lightweight suitings / Fluid silks / Laminated leathers / Satin / Organza / Tulle

Print + Pattern: Gingham / Swirling graphics

Details + Trim: Lace appliqués / Flower appliqués / Layered ruffles / Halter necklines / Beading / Paper bag waists / Drawstrings

Accessories + Footwear: Native American-inspired earrings / Multi-strand silver pendant necklaces / Stacked metal bangles / Concha belts / Slouchy bags / Wristlets / Flat boots with straps and buckles

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