Dresses have had a good run, but tailored separates and knitwear are ready to eclipse them for fall in the bridge and contemporary markets, in a season marked by a quiet, sexy, easy elegance. The dress won't disappear, however, as it's a perennial favorite in the South.
"We are seeing a return to reassuring classics and simple, uniform dressing," observed Nicki Gondell, principal of Trend House Inc. forecasting service in New York.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"