July 13, 2011 New York
Cacharel is one of the handful of houses to recently appoint sapling creative directors eager to make names for themselves in the industry. But fashion watchers will need to wait until the Spring shows to see what kind of new tricks designers Ling Liu and Dawei Sun, who both did time at Balenciaga, have up their sleeves. Resort was a transitional collection for Cacharel, and the in-house design team played it safe, reinterpreting some of the most successful styles from past seasons. There were plenty of sweet floral prints and signature sharp blouses here. They also brought back bright hues, which were all but absent on the Fall runway. Of these colorful pieces, a simple draped minidress in heavy coccinelle (French for "ladybug") silk was particularly striking.
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