Another fashion week is over, and a few trends for next fall are already apparent. The biggest one is dark opaque tights, worn with everything from ruffled little dresses to tailored suits. New York’s fall color palette is dark and warm, mostly blacks with rich reds, oranges and violets as accents. In terms of shape, there was something for everyone, from girlish empire waist dresses to sleek, sexy pantsuits.
As always, there were a few shows that stood out from the pack. Michael Kors was definitely one of them, with a collection full of wearable twenties collegiate and Ali McGraw inspired looks. Standouts include fur-trimmed cashmere coats and refined separates that looked sophisticated and relaxed at the same time (note to Juicy Couture: this is how you do casual luxury).
Another standout with a completely different look was Proenza Schouler, with their urban yet glamorous collection that was a perfect balance of tough and feminine. The little beaded coats and leather-trimmed dresses were especially fabulous.
Tuleh was also excellent â€” their forties inspired collection was full of flattering pieces that would add a touch of old Hollywood to any woman’s closet. From leopard print coats to satin dresses that Veronica Lake would have loved, Tuleh is one stop shopping for modern glamour this fall.
There were a few collections that fell a bit short, as well. Marc Jacobs was underwhelming with his attempt to bring back grunge, Vera Wang’s evening gowns were gorgeous (as expected), but her daywear was definitely not flattering (volume done badly) and Karl Lagerfeld’s much hyped collection was technically fantastic but kind of boring. Overall, however, there were some amazing collections that we will all want to wear next fall.