Designers at New York Fashion Week have foraged enough texture and nature-inspired embellishment (think leaves and bark) to keep the party going through fall.
The oversized owl print that opened her show steered her in a more adult, sophisticated direction than the black-and-white rock princess that was her signature for several seasons. She gravitated toward navy, teal, orange and the shade of a fine red wine.
Model Karlie Kloss opened the show in a draped red party dress with one shoulder purposely placed down the arm. Her tied mini-gloves emphasised a rebellious spirit.
She chose a palette of deep blue, magenta and wine for her flirty flower-print fabrics. The New Zealand-born designer used shearling, cashmere and alpaca to showcase her flouncy feminine look.
His collection was full of the fur, leather and shine, but no look was obnoxiously ostentatious. There were mink-trimmed peacoats, gathered-at-the-ankle flight pants, oversized polar fleece vests and zippers on everything.
Tam opened with dark coloured pieces in tweed and wool. Turtleneck sweaters in navy blue and dark gray looked thick and inviting.
There were a lot of rubber trousers, cellophane shirts and fake fur. Plus a healthy dose of polka dots.