February 15, 2000
Even under the worldwide onslaught of Super-Chic Chic, Clements Ribeiro prefer to go their own, super-decorated way. Good for themI like designers who stay true to themselves. That is not to say that Suzanne Clements and Inacio Ribeiro don't have their own, very quirky little brand of chic going. They do. It consists of soft chiffon dresses beaded with tarnished siver sequins, little sweater sets in glittery stripes or polka dots, distressed tartan skirt suits, beautifully printed silk blouses with wonderfully billowy '70s-style sleeves, and wool coats printed with giant, glittery polka dots. Their take on the suit was as original as evera cropped jacket with puffy sleeves and cropped trousers, or a bow-necked jacket with a slim skirt.
Clements Ribeiro's use of color is always interesting, and this time the hit combination was lemon and camel. Worn as a sharp little camel coat with lemon dress and hat, this look was the very picture of chic, London-style.