FALL TRENDS: KEEPING IT CLEAN
NEW YORK — After several seasons of dramatic and exaggerated details on ready-to-wear, designers are reining themselves in a bit for the fall and holiday seasons.
The key word at Halston is “simple,” said Craig Natiello, creative director. Armed with feedback from trunk shows, he said women “want clean lines and interesting details with a twist, nothing over the top.”
Also of note is a request for dresses and eveningwear that’s a bit more exposed.
David Meister, designer of a signature better-priced collection of day and evening dresses, said the evening line would be “very clean and glamourous in a modern way.” For daytime, the focus would be on knits, especially heavier versions with a Sixties feel.
Nicole Miller will keep its embellished details in the evening category, especially evening pants. Its bridesmaid business will carry a “romantic” feel.
For Kasper ASL, pantsuits and column skirts will be key for the second half.