The research on clowns that Araks Yeramyan did for her mother, who had plans to dress as one for Halloween, inspired the designer’s sweet fall collection. It was anything but costumey. Yeramyan handled the theme with control, working charming exaggerated proportions and subtle touches of whimsy. Case in point, a voluminous white cotton dress with a very wide ruffled collar.
Polka dots also touched on the clown theme, worked softly, for example, in tone-on-tone patterns on a navy wool and cashmere sweater and a chic silver-and-blue Lurex jacquard skirt.