SS17 Caramel Woman Preview
A faded red chinoiserie print on the back of a vintage dressing gown was the starting point for Spring/ Summer 17’s mood of off-beat sophistication.
Referencing the faded elegance of oriental blooms, evocative of a Sixties, ‘In the Mood for Love’ film set, kimono style silhouettes in signature Caramel prints reveal open sleeves and drop shoulders on oversized dresses and jackets which are gently belted at the waist.
Once again, Eva Karayiannis looks to easy separates which skim rather than hug the body – moss green alpaca knits and stripe, cheese cloth slip dresses – creating clothes which can be worn with ease all day, through the cocktail hour and out to dinner.
Utilitarian jackets or belted coats in an indigo denim weave or slim fitting trousers with buttoned up cuffs which recall the strictness of Japanese workwear and more masculine tailoring.
Details meanwhile focus on a contrast top stitch or chunky trims on jackets. Sharper outlines provide an antidote to the fluidity of asymmetric tops in a cheese cloth stripe or the flourish of a ruffle check skirt while halter neck tops and skirts woven in a peach lurex nod to the searing intensity and sultriness of a hot summer evening.