FASHION

Trend: The Splice Is Right

Designers played mix master this season with contrasting textures and textiles.


Piece is the word—at least on the runways, where designers spliced and diced their way through the fall collections, providing a medley of intriguing color and fabric combos. Patchwork permutations were endless, whether ladylike (Carolina Herrera), surrealist (Moschino Cheap & Chic) or, from Rodarte’s Laura and Kate Mulleavy, glam goth—the sisters’ collage dresses were inspired by none other than the 1931 film Frankenstein.

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