From floor-length sequins to bolero jackets, our top 15 runway trends from New York Fashion Week. By Christene Barberich & Piera Gelardi
For a fashion season everyone from buyers and bloggers to the banks have been lamenting, things didn't seem nearly so grim this week. At least from our Fashion Week perch. In fact, we had to remind ourselves a few times it was the fall/winter season, what with all the warm-weather-perfect chiffons, winter whites, summer yellows and pale pinks, and virtually non-existent outerwear.
Well, no biggie. We're happy to buck up and wear our favorite Acne and Karen Walker coats from last season just to spend a little extra next fall on some of our favorite looks from New York Fashion Week—a perfect little red dress that turned up not once but six times and counting, dreamy shades of dusty pink and putty (over opaque tights, très chic), and convertible jackets that smartly switch from cropped to top-coat. Though the editing was tough, we've narrowed down our list to 15 looks that took the season. All we can say is, start saving your pennies now.
1. Cat Power—What can we say? Leopard and other cat prints will always be in style for us. So, of course, we were more than happy to see plenty of feline inspiration on the runway at Derek Lam, DvF, and more. Above, from left: Chris Benz, Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Rachel Comey, photos via style.com.
2. Boots For Getting High—It wouldn't be crazy to suggest maybe saving up your whole fall wardrobe coffers just to buy a great pair of GOOD over-the-knee boots. The right ones (Marc Jacobs, Rodarte) are more Mad Max, less Trannie. Above, from left: Rodarte, Ohne Titel, Yigal Azrouël, photos via style.com
3. In the Cut—Ahh the cut-outs. Yes, they're still around, and no we are not declaring this a new trend, but just another trend that's continuing to pique our curiosity. Preen, Alex Wang, and Vena Cava…love it. Above, from left: Alexander Wang, Preen, Vena Cava, Ohne Titel, photos via style.com
4. The Wild Bunch—We don't advocate fur, but we know lots of you out there love it, so we will tell you that the fur gillets we saw this season from designers like Phillip Lim and Derek Lam seemed practical and chic. Above, from left: Alexandre Herchcovitch, Rachel Comey, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Derek Lam, photos via style.com.
5. Electric Company—Bust out your box of crayons—designers were all over high-impact saturated jewel tones, from amethyst to ruby red. For winter, these gem-tones seemed like a stroke of genius. Above, from left: Yigal Azrouël, Chris Benz, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler photos via style.com.
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