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                                                                                  Fall 2012

                                                                                  Dévastée Fall 2012

                                                                                  WORDS - CLAIRE KNEBL, PHOTOS COURTESY DÉVASTÉE

                                                                                  Maintaining their hallmark black and white palette, designers Francois Alary and Ophelie Klere showed an edgy Fall 2012 collection of looks varying from sleek to billowy, punctuated by their incorporation of graphic prints.

                                                                                  Models sporting sleek headbands and lips smeared in shadowy makeup set the dreary-dramatic tone. Opening the collection with an oversized coat in a citrus print, the following looks grew progressively darker. A collared frock featured a no-frills pattern of hands, spoons and cutting shears, while a graveyard print dress caught attention as the model wore a complementary scarf wrapped around her head. In addition to scarves, the collection’s buttoned-up necklines encouraged mystery rather than modesty. While the presentation included basic blazers, sweater dresses and tees, the structured pieces, like shapely evening dresses and outerwear, amplified the alluring goth tone through their presentation of the season’s prints. The simple motifs pronounce the line’s ideals loud and clear—I’ll take one hand-spoon-scissor print dress, please.