The Raun LaRose Fall/Winter 2017 presentation showcased new spins on winter basics. Puffy coats and cozy knits were amped up by unorthodox textural pairings — the most prominent being vinyl. Titled “To Whom it May Concern”, LaRose’s presentation was a visual open letter that allowed viewers ample time to consider each thought, or rather, each look. The collection was comprised of 11 shiny, fresh and alternative ensembles.
PVC, neoprene, vinyl and lamé gave new structure and feel to familiar silhouettes. Wide leg pants held their columnar shape rather than flowing. Turtle necks stood tall. Coats kept to clean lines.
The strongest looks were monochromatic — black, navy or white. Each single-toned ensemble was comprised of various finishes like PVC details, invisible mesh and laminated garments, that highlighted points of interest.
The combination of matte and sheen throughout gave even more dimension to the structural collection. Volume-play, in the shape of quilted bubble coats, also added variety in silhouette.
While most of the collection had a modern aesthetic, a few looks went on a more traditional approach for fall, incorporating brown tweed.
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