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Trunk shows are a great way for labels to give their customers some inside information about what’s to come without really breaking the bank on presentation and venue. The clothes speak for themselves, and really can be inspected and appreciated. While browsing one of my favorite fashion sites, Moda Operandi, I stumbled across designer Jennifer Zuccarini’s ready-to-wear line Fleur du Mal. The collection seemed very contemporary, paring menswear elements with delicate and feminine materials. This combination of masculine pieces with lingerie-esque textiles feels very accessible to the modern young woman.

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Upon first glance, I adored what I thought was a really adorable plaid minidress, but when I went to see more photos, I found out that it was actually a skirt and a top. I love this coordinate trend, especially with pieces that could be worn just as well together or separate. This mix of a traditionally masculine suiting material with a bustier and paper bag belted skirt is the exact play on gender dynamics in fashion that I think is very appealing and exciting to a millennial shopper.



Screen Shot 2018-04-09 at 1.32.10 PM.pngFleur du Mal is also known for their usage of lingerie and sleepwear outside of the bedroom, and I think the styling of this outfit hits the nail on the head. The intricate bralette and the silken pants may suggest a more intimate feel, but with a bright, dressy shoe, these pajamas are suddenly ready for cocktail hour. Although this is a ready-to-wear line, this look feels a bit less wearable than the aforementioned bustier and skirt set, but it seems as though Fleur du Mal’s target audience knows what they’re doing when styling an outfit for a night out on the town. The collection is structured and chic while being just racy and sexy enough to really cater to the young, stylish city girl.

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