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Dorothee Schumacher made liberal use of baseball stripes, as well as hockey, fencing and skater gear, in a collection that scored points for sporty spirit and modern girlish attitude. Bodices inspired by the protective, quilted vests worn by fencers and baseball catchers were a dominant motif. They came feminized through beaded embellishments, ruffles or cutouts on evoked soccer and hockey goalies, and appeared on tops, jumpsuits and floral crepe de chine dresses, which channeled Ossie Clark. There was more than a hint of Seventies romance but Schumacher didn’t wax too nostalgic. Other winning looks included suspendered pants, jumpsuits and skirts with a tailored pinafore feel; cuddly outerwear; mesh turtlenecks, and lively multicolored python boots to boost the designer’s growing accessory business.

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