Sportswear and classic seem like two words that are too far apart from each other, but both aptly describe Dondup Pre-Fall 2019 Collection. An array of easy-to-wear basics, the line had an almost vintage feel to it with the undeniably sophisticated touch with which the garments were constructed. Although they’re considerably less rigid, the soft tailoring still conveyed expert craftsmanship, even with the most normal of staple styles. A British Check jacket, for example, wasn’t necessarily extraordinary by means of silhouette, but the cut is so precise that it fitted the model perfectly and made a sweater-and-jeans ensemble all the more refined. There was also an evidently military-esque edge to the designs, mostly due to the pragmatic color palette of neutrals with hints of olive green and red-orange. These pops of color weren’t vibrant enough stand out on their own but were the right accents to give more life to this normcore offering. Still, despite its lack of revolutionary design, this was a chic collection that many women would want to buy from.
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