An Italian label showing in Paris for the first time, the Ter et Bantine show was a nice surprise. “Brutalist simplicity with a dry sense of grace,” the show notes promised. Creative director Manuela Arcari delivered, with judo-inspired uniforms and dresses that had a confident and modern allure in optical white and fluorescent cottons.

While the show was a bit repetitive, the frayed edges and lacing on tops and skirts added an edge.

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