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New York Fashion Week: Back To Life

New York Fashion Week: Back To Life
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Things have been starting to feel normal-ish in recent weeks.  Evidence to that fact could be seen in the excitement and energy surrounding New York Fashion Week, which took place last week.

While some designers skipped the schedule, the roster was remarkable not just for the regulars who showed up, but also the newcomers who added a much-needed dose of excitement to the week.

If the runway is any indication, fall and winter wardrobes are likely to have one dose practicality, another dose party in them.  Read on for the key trends we expect to have mainstream impact.

Suits Return

Peter Do
Proenza Schouler
Brandon Maxwell
Michael Kors
From left to right: Peter Do, Proenza Schouler, Khaite, Brandon Maxwell, Michael Kors

The suit is officially back, according to NYFW.  Designers took the opportunity the fall season presents to reimagine the suit.  From bared midriffs to cummerbund closures, 2022's suit is decidedly modern and sensual.

Cutouts (Again)

Prabal Gurung
Eckhaus Latta
Laquan Smith
From left to right: Patbo, Prabal Gurung, Eckhaus Latta, Laquan Smith, Markarian

Designers continue to use cutouts, particularly in dress silhouettes, to sculpt and add visual interest to otherwise conventional profiles.  Julia Fox stole the show in LaQuan Smith's cutout sheath, while Markarian highlighted the midriff with its separates in folksy prints. Rather than a passing trend, it appears strategic cutouts are here to stay.


Claudia Li
Coach 1941
Gabriela Hearst
Ulla Johnson
From left to right: Claudia Li, Altuzarra, Coach 1941, Gabriela Hearst, Ulla Johnson

Fall's knitwear has a handcrafted feel to it, as designers embraced a rustic and textured approach.  These pieces speak of heirlooms whose artisans tell their stories through skilled craftsmanship.

New Sportswear

Maryam Nassir Zadeh
Tory Sport
No Sesso
From left to right: Telfar, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Tory Sport, No Sesso

If any season is about being preppy, it's the fall.  Designers blended the collegiate prep aesthetic with sporty influences via oversized varsity bombers, track jackets, and 70s-inspired sport uniforms.

Vampy Reds

Laquan Smith
Carolina Herrera
From left to right: LaQuan Smith, Carolina Herrera, Duncan, Markarian

Another sign of life as we knew it returning?  The number of bold red occasion-wear pieces that made their presence known on the runway.  We can also expect to see bold shades of orange and blue in the mainstream this coming fall and winter season.

Stay tuned here for the must-have trends for your fall and winter assortments as we continue our coverage of Fashion Month.  

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