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Allude debuts at Paris ready-to-wear shows with their signature cashmere knits

03/07/2012 11:44 EST | Updated 05/07/2012 05:12 EDT
PARIS - There's only so much you can do with wool, even if it's cashmere. But Allude nevertheless managed to produce a tasteful, if repetitive, fall-winter collection with some highly wearable clothes.

Now a signature, the German company's heavy cashmeres gave cardigans and sweaters in burgundy, russet and blue a weighty sweep in their first runway show. Other, thinner knits added a sexy touch, silkily contouring the bust.

Flashes like trapeze inserts kept the mood contemporary with a retro wink, as with cool, bulls-eye-patterned knits in blue and red.

One beanie hat that looked like it could have been worn in the 1960s heyday of British model Twiggie was paired with a long cardigan that had the Bohemian feel of the decade after.

All of that wool was well and good for a fall-winter show, but what of the summer seasons?

Apparently designer Andrea Karg has already thought of that and developed knitted underwear.

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