Manuel Facchini’s evening-focused lineup for fall was coherent — if a bit redundant — with an interlocking chevron pattern rendered in beads, jacquard and synthetic leather cutouts throughout the collection.

The designer said the pattern was inspired by an image he had seen of palm fronds “that looked like a cage.” That visual added strength and structure to a slinky beaded gown — the overall effect had an Art Deco bent — but was hectic on a multicolored brocade overcoat.

An architectural curve imposed on sleeves and shoulders was a graceful additional theme, which the designer said he borrowed from imagery of Louis IV furniture and interiors, and which were also the inspiration for floral embroidered details.

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