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Spring Fashion Brings Over-the-Top Texture, Pattern, and Color

Spring’s collections are an outlandish hodgepodge of over-the-top texture, pattern, fringe, and color. It’s a level of maximalism perfectly suited to the ferocious individualism and bohemian power of Oakland’s burgeoning artist community. Here are some of our favorite looks: 

1. Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein ivory silk viscose threaded evening dress (price upon request). Saint Laurent Paris booties ($895). Miles Eastman cactus ring, vintage star pin ($69) at Decades of Fashion

2. Prada

Prada ribbed knit top ($430), embellished skirt ($5,200), and dress ($2,800). Vintage striped suede vest ($325) at Torso. Vintage silver boots ($65) at Wasteland. Lynn Ban black diamond stackable jagged rings, black knuckle ring ($290), and monique pean fossilized woolly mammoth tusk bracelet ($5,520), all at Barneys New York. Hat from the collection of artist Leighton Kelly.

3. Tommy Hilfiger 

Tommy Hilfiger neoprene swimsuit ($149). Alexander Mcqueen floral print leggings ($685) at Saks Fifth Avenue. Vintage silver boots ($65) and denim jacket ($35) at Wasteland. Miles Eastman cactus ring in sterling silver ($375) at Basil Racuk

4. Valentino 

Valentino black embroidered jumpsuit ($8,390). Vintage cropped blazer ($35) at Wasteland. Pamela Love heavy silver cuff ($410) at Barneys New York. Lanvin crystal bracelet ($585) at Neiman Marcus. Gold crown from the collection of artist Sansa Asylum. 

5. Thakoon

Thakoon laser-cut backless dress ($2,590). Vintage sweater ($65) and suede fringe jacket ($65) at Wasteland. Lanvin eagle pendant necklace ($1,870) at Neiman Marcus. Lynn Ban black diamond stackable jagged rings ($710 each), at Barneys New York. Shell bracelet, stylist’s own.

6. Prada

Prada embellished overcoat ($6,100). Vintage T-shirt ($38) and jeweled vest ($35) at Wasteland. Levi’s high-rise washed-out jeans ($78). Graff Diamonds Lotus Collection diamond and sapphire earrings (price upon request). Miles Eastman cactus ring. Lynn Ban black diamond stackable jagged rings; leather wrap bracelets, stylist’s own.

7. Miu Miu

Miu Miu parrot printed dress ($3,665), mandarino cotton tights ($275), patent leather bracelet ($520), and multi-color necklace ($570). Levi’s denim vest ($68). Lanvin crystal bracelet ($585) at Neiman Marcus. Belt, stylist’s own.

8. Marni 

Marni shorts ($780) at Neiman Marcus. Vintage Mickey Mouse sweatshirt ($22) at Wasteland. Miu Miu leather slip-ons ($490) at Saks Fifth Avenue. Lynn Ban black diamond stackable jagged rings; Miles Eastman cactus ring.

9. St. Laurent 
Saint Laurent Paris dress ($6,950), leather jacket ($4,490) and cat booties ($895); Lanvin pink crystal bracelet ($585); Miles Eastman cactus ring in sterling ($375) at Basil Racuk Shop; Lynn Ban black diamond stackable jagged knuckle rings ($710 each) and wide ring, at Barneys; lion necklace from the collection of artist Leighton Kelly.

10. Carven 

Carven dress; Wasteland burnt red fringe vest ($24); Chanel sneaker ($795); Monique Pean opalina & woolly mammoth hexagon earrings ($1,560), barneys.com; Lanvin multifaceted cocktail ring ($675), Miles Eastman cactus ring in sterling ($375) at Basil Racuk Shop.

11. Christian Dior 

Christian Dior jacket ($5,700) and silk skirt ($1,950); Lynn Ban black diamond stackable jagged knuckle rings ($710 each), barneys.com.

12. Gucci

Gucci black beaded chiffon kaftan ($10,000), gucci.com; vintage green triangle bikini top ($145) at Torso, torsovintages.com; bikini bottoms and bracelets, stylist’s own; Monique Pean opalina & woolly mammoth hexagon earrings ($1,560) at Barneys New York, at Barneys.

13. Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton black flower embroidered top (price upon request); Levi’s high rise straight washed out denim ($78); Miu Miu leather sneakers ($490); Lanvin crystal bracelet ($585) and multifaceted cocktail ring ($675); Monique Pean fossilized woolly mammoth tusk bracelet ($5,520), at Barneys.

14. Valentino

Valentino net embroidered pleated gown ($12,000); Graff diamond and ruby earrings set with butterfly motif (price upon request); Miu Miu patent leather twist-latch bracelet ($520); Lynn Ban black diamond rings ($710 each), at Barneys.

This article was published in 7x7's March issue. Click here to subscribe.