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  • GO WITH THE FLUO

    Early indications in New York this week signal that fluorescents rule for next spring. Some of the freshest looks had the glowing hues placed against not-so-neon brights or nude-toned neutrals. …see more

  • FLUO POWER

    If the recent menswear runways are any indication, fluorescent shades will be big for next Spring. Neon and nearly-neon brights showed up on sweatshirts, sweaters, woven tops and casual bottoms, …see more

  • KEEPING TRACK

    Tracksuits lose their tacky reputation and make a hipster-approved comeback. The new sets are made from tech fabrics or cotton blends, and get their newness from contrast details, cuff treatments …see more

  • SPLIT PERSONALITY

    The newest color-blocking is a simple two-color split. The effect can be as subtle as two shades of a single hue or as graphic as black-and-white. The duotone feature brings …see more

  • AU NATUREL

    Nothing captures resort informality better than a billowy dress. For next season, designers propose effortless smocks and frocks in delicate shades of white and ecru, adding an unbleached purity to …see more

  • IT’S A MAD MOD WORLD

    Mrs. Prada showed her cruise collection in New York last night in a Prada-owned former piano factory, its huge windows covered by sheets of red plexiglass that tinted sunset views …see more

  • TAILORED SCULPTURE

      Tailoring takes a sculptural turn for next fall. Arms are rounded, torsos are nipped, shoulders are draped and hips are molded. Fabrics with body are essential, often reinforced with …see more

  • STRIPE POWER

      Stripes are coming in from all directions for next fall. Mitered placements and sharp angles elevate the pattern from the classic to the unconventional. Uneven spacing, varied widths and …see more

  • THE RIGHT FLUFF

    Fur trim is no longer just for outerwear. As seen in the current Norman Norell exhibit at The Museum at FIT,  the plush detail adds a sense of luxury to …see more

  • WISTFUL WASHES

      Washed-out colors and ombré blurs provide a gentle artisanal mood for Fall. Bleached surfaces, dip-dyes, tie-dyes, acid-washed pigments and painted effects are used for everything from sturdy cotton outerwear and …see more