A Collage of New Season Accessories
by Alexa Hotz
Photographed by Jon Ervin
Constructing the daily ensemble is akin to the childlike task of cut and paste. Gluing and manipulating objects into shapes, an ensemble emerges against the backdrop of a flexible form called the body. The clothes are the beginning and the accessories are the finish line. To start us off, a pairing of blue jacquard meets polished sterling silver stones among a series of various poses and various accessories cut to size.
A wrap-front is one step ahead in the collage of an outfit. Cut and folded inside out, the Sies Marjan jumpsuit is an all-in-one look that allows the bag to take full focus. The bag in question is an Italian crossbody schoolbag in butternut leather. Its box-shaped body, top handle, and elongated strap inspires movement —so too does the roomy jumpsuit.
You get a linear quality from collage that is more rapid than the swiftest drawn line.Conrad Marca-Relli
Here, paisley has its moment. Any good collage artist knows that when a massive pattern is at play, the rest should be subdued. Enter a classic pair of Loewe penny loafers in glossy crocodile leather with a back that stays structured, as shown, or folds down for a slip-on effect.
Standing poses take shape from their accessories. At first that comes from the always-luxury Manolo Blahnik boot, whose stiletto heel is designed like a sharp, geometric hourglass. Dressed in a cool, mid-weight crepe shirtdress—tipped in white seams and buttons—the body takes a quiet bend at the hip. At last is the lighthearted organza dress with balloon sleeves, floral embroidery, and a dropped skirt that fans out below. Fix a pale paper fan—good for keeping cool in lingering heat—with it, and the ensemble is complete.
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