Summer knits and hair that rippled with Hollywood waves comprised a sleek and sophisticated collection for Guy Laroche, as artistic director of the fashion house, Marcel Marongiu, chose a pared back palette of navy and aqua. Woven pullovers and jumpers were teamed with flap skirts and flippy versions, accessorised by woven chain shoulder bags and eye-popping black eye-liner. Bright white city shorts, pleated skirts and round-neck quilted bomber-style jackets conveyed a relaxed professional style, while oversized shirts were turned into dresses both long and short, belted and straight down to the ground. Aztec prints injected funk into the simple palette, teaming pencil skirts with roll neck tops and geometric panels climbing down the front of figure-hugging dresses. Some garments were subtle with their exposure of flesh while the plunging cleavage exposed by others were not so discreet. White overcoats with clear marble-esque buttons hung loosely from shoulders, revealing candy pink lining. Later on, Sixties leaf prints came into play on separates, jumpsuits and sassy bandeau tops, which were also paired with luxurious flowing high-waisted trousers exposing toned midriffs in a nod to Nineties fashions. A collection which catered to the professional Parisian woman, Marongiu showcased a spring summer wardrobe that was refined in texture, supreme of quality and sophisticated in style, everything we have come to expect from this uber-Parisian label.
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