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STYLE | 24.10.2016

Courageous Style: Very Special Key Pieces of the new Season

„A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. We all need a splash of bad taste—it’s hearty, it’s healthy, it’s physical. I think we could use more of it. No taste is what I’m against.“

… said unforgotten American fashion editor Diana Vreeland, who was herself an expert at setting herself apart from her fellow society and media mavens through her distinctive, extravagant style of dress. The motto also seems to have inspired the collections of quite a number of designers for the current autumn/winter season.

Whether in Milan, New York, Paris or London, garish colours, rich fabrics and daring combinations of materials dominated the designers’ looks down to the smallest detail. Especially those combinations that were previously considered a serious faux-pas are now at the centre of attention: glitter with endless layers of tulle; brightly coloured fur with animal prints; plaids with stripes. But what works with ease on the catwalk (think 12 cm high heels), can border on “pain” in everyday life. Not everyone can pull of that granny look or neon pink.

And although Andrea Karg, too, has found some inspiration in the eclectic chic style for her Allude Collection F/W 2016/2017, she translated the trend into key pieces much more suitable for real life. Without diminishing any wow effect! From cashmere sweaters in rainbow colours to soft patchwork cardigans to a bright-blue coat. The pieces appear especially authentic if they’re combined with unexciting basics. Diana Vreeland, we are almost certain, would be thrilled. Enjoy your mixing ‘n’ matching.