look from the Tommy Hilfiger fall 2015 collection.
YORK — At New York Fashion Week, which wrapped last
month, we said goodbye to Lincoln Center’s signature
tents and hello to trends for fall/winter 2015.
designers gave a nod to the cliche "everything old
is new again" by refreshing and remixing past
trends for today’s style savvy. Others embodied the
spirit of the chilly season by working in colors and
luscious layers that capture its hibernative hush.
when the temperatures drop next fall, there will be lots
of versatile trends to heat up ready-to-wear fashion.
Here’s a runway recap of some of them:
’70s show: The decade was probably designers’
single-most cited inspiration for fall 2015. Some
capitalized on the glamour of the era, while others
channeled its laid-back, hippie-chic vibe. But rather
than literally translating the fashions of the times for
today, designers used references sparingly — a little
tweed here, lots of fringe there. Plus there was the
occasional fitted, high-waisted pant with flared bottom
paired with a blousy top. Groovy!
foray: It was hard to miss it — Fur was everywhere. It
covered coats and hats. It trimmed sleeves and necklines
and hemlines of skirts and dresses. Even handbags came
in all-over fur varieties. Designers did it in real and
faux in colors such as chocolate, black, charcoal and
tan. Furrier-to-the-stars Dennis Basso even tried it in
camo by subtly swirling shades together. For the
ultimate casual-luxe look, designers such as Ralph
Lauren and Zac Posen paired a fur hat or top,
respectively, with evening wear.
meets sensual: Several designers created collections
with an image in mind of a woman who can hold her own
but also has a softer, seductive side. This came through
in pin-striped wrap dresses and suits, moody hues, luxe
laces and androgynous-meets-feminine silhouettes.
outerwear: Beat the cold weather blues next fall by
bundling up in coats of many colors and styles. Peacoats,
cape coats, quilted jackets and ones accented in
everything from sparkle to shearling flooded runways.
For an extra dose of coziness, designers added an
oversized scarf or stole to the mix.
hardware and bold accessories: Break out your hair clips
— They’re back! Designers dressed up models’ hair
for the runway with simple accessories such as hair
combs slipped into long locks or skinny barrettes used
to hold back a low ponytail. Accessories also caught the
eye, usually because of their size. Dangling chandelier
earrings and long necklaces with oversized pendants were
the most common kinds.
to the max: Designers drenched everything from
day-to-day separates to red carpet-worthy dresses in
beading, jewels and sequins. Other options: feathers (as
trim or all-over accents on skirts or dresses) and
hues: Timed with New York Fashion Week, forecasters at
Pantone released their color report for the season,
predicting that the "it" palette for fall will
include dried herb, desert sage, stormy weather blue,
oak buff, Biscay Bay teal, reflecting pond (a cool
blue), cadmium orange, cashmere rose, amethyst orchid
and marsala, the Pantone color of the year for 2015.
Designers seemed to agree with the color forecast,
taking a break from the sugary winter pastels and bright
color pops that were popular on fall and winter runways
in recent years. This time, it was all about neutrals
and muted shades, complemented by rich jewel tones.
boots and more boots: Looks got leggy with boots of all
heights: short, below the knee, at the knee and
thigh-high. They cropped up in all sorts of neutrals and
were paired with both pants and formal looks, often
playing peek-a-boo as they came into sight through a
slit in a gown or a long flowing skirt.