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FASHIONWEEK Fall 2007: Cool Country Club Slackers at Alice Roi. FASHIONTRIBES FASHION BLOG

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Summary:  Bold plaids, peacoats, schoolgirl-proper buttonfront dresses, and cuffed charcoal wool pants may be  staples right out of the Preppy Handbook, but after the Alice Ritter treatment, they acquire some downtown cred. A Prince of Wales plaid skirt with asymmetrical draping to one side was a standout, as was a winter white turtleneck sweater with ivory full-length skirt & white belt.
Pairing a classic black peacoat with cream mohair leggings is one way to rock the skinny-on-the-bottom with volume-on-top trend, and metallic cinnamon trim on black ruffles added a touch of eyecandy to an otherwise black-on-black dress. Cowgirl-worthy black fringe adorned the back yokes of many black tops and skirt hems, as well as the center front of an otherwise simple-chic sheath. Her striking plaid car coat felt like a great vintage find, while same plaid showed up as a two-tiered bias cut full skirt with sleevless black bodice - a fun way to rock plaid.  The pants were comfy slouch chic, especially the full trousers pegged with a wide cuff that gave them a vaguely harem pant feel (but in a good way).

Color Palette: black; cinnamon; cafe au lait; shimmery pale seafoam green & yellow brocade; winter white; ivory; black/cream/brown color blocking

Textures & Details: shiny black patent leather wedge clog/mules; metallic cinnamon trim; cream mohair leggings; plaid; Prince of Wales plaid; mohair; window-pane checks; black lace overlay; winter white wool

Key Looks: black buttondown dress; winter white knit turtleneck with full-length ivory skirt & white belt; Prince of Wales plaid pencil skirt with asymmetrical sideseam draping; plaid car coat; charcoal cuffed full pant; two-tier bias cut plaid skirt with fitted black sleeveless bodice

- Lesley Scott

(illustrations: AliceRoi.com; photos: nymag.com)

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February 4, 2007 in Fashion, Fashionweek, Weblogs | Permalink

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