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  • 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 padding, …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 vivid …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 denim …see more

  • Silver Lining

    Silver is the metal of choice for next spring. The cool steely surface can have a futuristic, industrial feel, but this season those attributes are softened with patchworks, fur trims, …see more

  • Radical Transparency

    Perhaps it’s the current call for transparency in politics and business that is inspiring all the pellucid fabrics on the runways. These filmy layers are especially effective for see-through outerwear. …see more