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Narciso Rodriguez

The American designer, renowned for his understated elegance, had us zoom in on his fabrics for his Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection, particularly a handful of leather looks that were in fact made with a black sateen. Rodriguez’ dresses were a highlight—particularly that capacious white shirt dress. The beautiful palette was largely monochrome while the deep burgundies, mustard yellows, forest greens, and aubergine colors came across as somewhat warm for spring.

Founder: Narciso Rodriguez

Owner: Narciso Rodriguez

Designer: Narciso Rodriguez

Year Established: 2001

Spring 2016 Inspiration: The ocean floor.

Star Pieces: The slip dresses; the white silk dress with sea creature embroidery (a welcome change from flowers); the burnt red dress with train; and the black sateen trousers.

The Middle Eastern Sale: Lovers of abstract art will find the minimalist wardrobe to match their taste.

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