Charlotte Ronson designs for the jet-setting gypsy in her 2010 Fall Ready-to-wear collection. The layers, volume, draping, and rectangular silhouettes make for a fluid and consistent collection suitable for adventures around the world. Right off the bat you get a feel for the Middle East–if women joined a militia of the fashion forward sort. The obvious eastern vibe stemming from the turbans, harem pants, and overall loose fit of the clothes are balanced by shiny leather and hammered silk, and sheer vibrant prints.
The sudden bursts of rustic orange, electric blue, and fuschia help keep the mostly black, grey, and faded army green looks from receding into drabness. And while the clothes, which are heavy on the outerwear and suits, don’t cling to the body, the looks maintain some feminine form with cinched waists.
If one thing could be changed that might improve the collection it could probably be switching out the slouchy boots. Throughout the collection many of the loose harem pants with tucked into slouchy boots, which cut the proportion of the models’ bodies into thirds. For the average woman, that type of styling could shorten the body and also be a bit dowdy with that much volume at the bottom half of the leg.
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