Outerwear has emerged as the season’s key story — from patchwork furs to puffy parkas — but the runways were also filled with retro and folkloric references.
The flared bottoms, distinct color combinations and cinched waists of the Seventies were a key silhouette at the New York shows.
Baby it was cold — hence the plethora of parkas and anoraks, many with distinctive fur collars and a decisively casual vibe.
No longer just for superheroes, the cape made a fashion comeback in looks that ranged from long and dramatic to weatherproof and functional.
Traditional dress from an array of cultures was referenced via playfully printed dresses, rich embroideries and nostalgic knits.
TIME AFTER TIME
Designers century-hopped this season, bringing a range of epoch elements — such as high necks in lace, ample sleeves and ball skirts — onto the runway.
Sometimes subtle (and sometimes not), fur details — collars, cuffs and even stoles — made a luxe statement for fall.
Loosely fringed panels brought folly and freeform movement to some of fall’s more interesting hemlines.