March 09, 2001 Paris
With their "cari-couture" collection, Clements Ribeiro succeeded once again in injecting Cacharel with a girly, playful spirit, revisiting fashion clichés with an ironic eye. The trompe-l'oeil theme that has been so prevalent this season was everywhere here: Western shirts had printed-on pockets and stitches, gray suits flaunted make-believe tassels and pretty dresses were embellished with faux bows and necklaces. Toto-like dogs formed a black, red and white optic print on otherwise prim and proper skirts and tops; fly-away dresses were crawling with panthers or trimmed in star-shaped rhinestones.
Amid the fun, Clements Ribeiro didn't forget to include all the basics a cool Cacharel girl will require next Fall: a boyish tuxedo blazer, a flashy corduroy suit and coat (choose between purple or red), a few sweatshirts, plenty of two-tone heels and ankle booties, and even a couple of short little fur vests.