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Feminine designs get edgy embellishments in Chloe comme Parris label

03/13/2012 06:03 EDT | Updated 05/13/2012 05:12 EDT
TORONTO - The study in contrasts that has been central to collections from Chloe comme Parris again formed the core of the label's fall-winter range at Toronto's World MasterCard Fashion Week on Tuesday.

Steeped in a largely muted colour palette of olive, tan, mocha and khaki, the latest from sisters Chloe and Parris Gordon married flowing, feminine frocks, tailored separates and rugged jackets with signature hardware accents adding shimmer and texture.

From cosy cable knits to draped-back floral print dresses, breezy pleated skirts and rippling dual-tone caftans, there was a fair share of designs for those with a more romantic style sensibility. Menswear-inspired outerwear and fitted blazers featured collars and epaulettes, with leather trim, buckles and exposed zippers among the value-added touches.

But it was hard to miss the bold, brassy accents that permeated the line, with studs, buttons and other eye-popping embellishments affixed on shirt fronts, sleeves and pants.

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