DESIGNER: Natalie Portman, incidentally). He went from light-as-air fabrics and colours to a darker (almost all black), heavier collection that took a menswear influence as its main focus. Three-quarter-length coats with strong shoulders were the dominant silhouette. These were worn over polonecks with tailored pants (sometimes genie-style) or three-quarter-length skirts and dresses with sweeping backs. The tribal influence meant quilted furs, and bugle-beaded tulle in tribal patterns. But executed on rich shaved pelts and the low netted sheer back of an evening jumpsuit, the effect was anything but primitive.
See our favourite looks in the gallery below:
J. Mendel a/w 2011/12