Markus Lupfer looked to the jungle and the creatures that inhabit it for a “pretty-meets-tough” collection aimed at the lady who is “maybe a bit London, a bit cooler; she wants to feel pretty but also tough,” as the designer said. To that end, “we did a lot in unexpected combos, like the silk with utilitarian cotton, or two different silks mixed together.”

 

Lace played a big role — as in a pleated skirt with a hidden slit done in a bold magenta hue — while tonal needlepoint embroideries popped on traditional military jackets or trenchcoats in the shape of bees, birds or snakes. Lupfer further worked the bee motif in a Lurex jacquard for a cropped jacket and a dress and as hand-beaded embellishments for blouses. He also blended leopard-print and tropical banana leaf shapes and recast them into a camouflage print for shorts and tops. It all amounted to a series of what the designer dubbed “playful, but confident” looks.

By  on June 11, 2016
Markus Lupfer Resort 2017

Markus Lupfer looked to the jungle and the creatures that inhabit it for a "pretty-meets-tough” collection aimed at the lady who is "maybe a bit London, a bit cooler; she wants to feel pretty but also tough," as the designer said. To that end, “we did a lot in unexpected combos, like the silk with utilitarian cotton, or two different silks mixed together." Lace played a big role — as in a pleated skirt with a hidden slit done in a bold magenta hue — while tonal needlepoint embroideries popped on traditional military jackets or trenchcoats in the shape of bees, birds or snakes. Lupfer further worked the bee motif in a Lurex jacquard for a cropped jacket and a dress and as hand-beaded embellishments for blouses. He also blended leopard-print and tropical banana leaf shapes and recast them into a camouflage print for shorts and tops. It all amounted to a series of what the designer dubbed "playful, but confident” looks.

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