Sunday, January 11, 2015

BEAUTY: Clothing--Richard James

Richard James is reportedly on a year-long sabbatical so for the Fall-Winter '15-'16 collection, his design team took us on a sartorial journey to the Andes with some pretty gorgeous--and by appearances, all-purpose--rugged leather boots. Traditional Puruvian and Bolivian clothing and textiles were represented throughout the collection in the classic poncho of the area as well as the classic Bolivian bowler hat. Swatches of Peruvian weaving showed up attached to jacket lapels, worked itno scarves, and as hat bands on aforementioned bowlers.

The house included some very special shoes in the collection as well: beautiful silk slippers embroidered with an Incan figure or small geometric shapes traditionally found in Peruvian textiles.

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