Christian Lacroix described his latest collection as a cruise along the Guadalquivir river in Seville, Spain, and the flamenco inspiration was clear in the bold polkadot and floral prints on silk dresses. Flowers popped and bright fuchsia, blue and yellow embroidery alluded to a bullfighter’s cape. Strong colors were contrasted with neutrals such as camel-colored cotton piqué suits and dark blue denim.
Meanwhile, at Moschino Cheap & Chic, designer Francesca Rubino mixed a modern nautical palette into the line’s signature vintage whimsy. Sweet gingham plaid showed up on skirts and trenches, and dresses and jackets were cinched with grosgrain ribbon.
And Dana Buchman worked a mixture of fabrics and textures into loose tunics, skirts and dresses, creating appealing, practical looks. The designer also worked contrasts with colors such as teal and concord, and with animal prints, a Buchman staple, which showed up on trenches and skirts.