Mariuccia Mandelli explored familiar territory in her collection, which featured her signature circular cuts and bubble plissés. The veteran designer has always had a thirst for experimentation, and this season she came up with some improbable combinations, including metallic HotPants worn over leggings. With its eccentric styling — geishalike seven-inch wedges, ultralong patent leather clutches and black knee and elbow pads — the effect was not so much Space Age as totally alien.

Mariuccia Mandelli explored familiar territory in her collection, which featured her signature circular cuts and bubble plissés. The veteran designer has always had a thirst for experimentation, and this season she came up with some improbable combinations, including metallic HotPants worn over leggings. With its eccentric styling — geishalike seven-inch wedges, ultralong patent leather clutches and black knee and elbow pads — the effect was not so much Space Age as totally alien.

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