New York Fashion Weekhas come to a close, with more than 280 designers showing their collections for Fall 2012-13 over the course of 9 days. While it was somewhat of a conservative season, there were overarching trends that emerged. Here are a few of the “must haves,” New York style:
- Burgundy was the #1 color shown by many designers. It is a deep warm red that plays well off of all the black and white shown. Also look for rich blues, and emerald green as runners up.
- Chunky Sweaters were abundant, whether mixed with something soft and ethereal, or back to clean leather bottoms.
- Leather sportswear cropped up virtually everywhere, in simple easy cut pants, lean pencil skirts and tops, dresses or jackets of all kinds. A great fitting leather bottom is a must have for the season.
- Military madness is sweeping the catwalks again, and the military inspired jacket or coat is a key piece.
- Menswear influences, through classic fabrics and new takes on haberdashery styling permeated the runways. Mix it up, with new proportions and items.
- Metallic fabrics, whether in gold or jewel toned colors added an unexpected twist to the looks. Shine in general, through finishes and technical aspects to fabrics are still important.
- Fur is still gaining momentum with everything from shaggy outerwear, to handbags and even a raccoon tail as an accessory being prominent across designers.
- Black is the new black, and head to toe winter white was a showstopper.
- Flower power continues into fall, where the spring trend morphs onto leather, soft fabrics and jacquards.
12. Peplums made a comeback for spring, and are continuing to rule the runways in modern iterations of the vintage silhouette. Some of these items may be sitting in your closet, waiting for a renaissance. Try putting them together in new and exciting ways, and give your current wardrobe an instant upgrade!