Manuela Arcari's designs have always had a raw sophistication about them, and her latest Resort lineup for Ter et Bantine
is no exception. Unprocessed linen was used on a loose jacket with crocheted fringy pockets and basket-weave leather sleeves, and a printed skirtsuit styled over brick-colored silk pants was cut from an organic blend of hemp and jute. The intention behind using these natural materials was to create texture without adding weight. While Arcari has always preferred blazing her own trails to following current crazes, a few pieces hit on some of this season's big trends. We've been seeing new spins on the classic safari jacket all over the place. Arcari showed her utilitarian take on the look with a wide, rope-trimmed leather belt. Leather visors (similar to those at Louis Vuitton and Lanvin) added a sporty finishing touch.