At the New York fashion week, designers made an interesting turn towards details in most of their shows. Instead of the regular greys and blacks that dominates the fall-winter collection, this time, there was an emphasis on quilting, lace, fur and leather. The show was dominated by colours, such as juicy reds and bright greens, balanced with muted tones like off-white, moss greens and blacks.
Oscar de la Renta’s collections had coats in full floral, embroidery. There was also a heavy accent on jacquards. Fur-cashgora combos and cashmere crocheted cardigans with fur hoods made appearances.
At designer Michelle Smith’s show, there were bright blues, greens and reds. Options for black-tie include a sparkly midnight blue V-neck, long-sleeved gown with embroidered bursts. The runway of Gilles Mendel was dripping in luxe beading and appliques. At the Marchesa show, most looks were rooted in light-as-a-feather tulle. Added to it were heavy embellishment and long pooling silhouettes — the clothes showed that the emphasis on glamour was all apparent.
Designer Rachel Roy’s collection started with an eclectic mix of layering of textures, prints and saturation of colours. The designer said, “I’m trying to show a woman for fall-winter to work with different pieces that I'm suggesting or what's already in her closet.” While most shows had outfits that looked a bit avante garde for a Fall collection, the good thing was the easy layering. Going by the trend, textured clothing and applique would be a big trend for the next Fall. Mixing textures and new colours, including rust and turmeric with the navy and black standbys, can bring new life to familiar silhouettes.