Synthesizing masculine tailoring with feminine fabrics, French designer Anne Valerie Hash creates a look for Fall 2012 that is all about the tuxedo (Le Smoking, as it’s called in French). A crucial element of French fashion, this motif was created in angular hemlines that hung loosely from the body. Simple yet sophisticated detailing such as key-hole cut outs, dark buttons added to a ruched blouse, and white bowties added dexterity to a nonchalant look.
Tailored pants, crinkled chiffon blouses, metallic blazers and tuxedo jackets were paired with chunky wedge boots. By juxtaposing dark and light colors, Hash created a slouchy effect, as if jacket were hanging flirtily from her shoulders. “Smoking Hash,” Mrs. Hash said with a coy smile before the show, making a play on words with the French word for tuxedo and her own last name.
Written by: Kimberly Dreisinger
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