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                                                                                                                                          Fall 2012

                                                                                                                                          Cacharel Fall 2012

                                                                                                                                          WORDS - NOEL DUAN, PHOTOS COURTESY CACHAREL

                                                                                                                                          Pioneering female aviator, Amelia Earhart, is a heroine to many young girls with a passion for risk taking and adventure—and the Cacharel Fall 2012 woman was most-likely one of these spunky young girls, once upon a time. The design duo behind Cacharel, Ling Liu and Dawei Su, combined Bauhaus design elements with retro aviation in order to bring the revolutionary elements of the turn-of-the-twentieth-century to a jaded twenty-first century.

                                                                                                                                          Hibiscus red, smoky grey, celadon green, wintery blue and clay brown were prominent colors within this collection of structured cuts, cinched waists and metallic collars. Liu and Sun proved that they not only knew their way around a sewing machine, but also could churn out a variety of desirable accessories too. The pastel tights are psychedelic kaleidoscope prints, and the leather gloves hint at a lady who wants to travel around the world—but doesn’t want to get her hands dirty.

                                                                                                                                          Zigzag stripes and luxurious cashmere knits were paired with bright caps and leather waistbelts, which would enthrall any wanderlust come autumn, but two standout pieces from the collection include a red-hot leather minidress and a pair of two-toned zigzag-print flowing trousers. On the runway—both fashion and aircraft varieties—the Cacharel lady is all grown up and ready to take on the elements in style.