The trench coat, like a motorcycle jacket or a pair of jeans, is one of those basics that can be endlessly reinvented while still maintaining its design integrity. For next Resort, newness comes from sleeveless versions, color or fabric-blocking, cape-like slits for arms or puff-shouldered sleeves with channel-elastic cuffs. Fabrics include rustic linens, smooth cottons, lightweight corduroy and flat-quilted nylon. Novel touches can be as splashy as floral-appliquéd shoulders or as subtle as a single red button.

Ports 1961 Resort 2019
Tibi Resort 2019
Preen Line Resort 2019
Sonia Rykiel Resort 2019
Phillip Lim Resort 2019
Derek Lam Resort 2019



Nothing says fall like the plush ridges of corduroy. The sturdy fabric conjures back-to-school season, especially in autumnal shades like olive, rust, tobacco and pumpkin. The newest cords are wide-wale, super supple and velvety soft. Use for cozy coats, tailored suits, demure dresses and classic corduroy trousers — with or without high waists cinched by self-belts.

CSM Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Jour Ne Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Lucio Vanotti Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Ulla Johnson Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Paul and Joe Fall/Winter RTW 2018
Erdem Fall/Winter RTW 2018

Major Corduroy

With the abundance of velvet saturating the runways in recent seasons it’s no surprise that corduroy, the plush material’s workwear cousin, has emerged in full force for fall’s daytime looks. Paired with cozy sweaters, hefty wide wale cords take the shape of slouchy pants and roomy sack skirts, while fine pincord is cut into 70s-inspired pantsuits. New ways with the material include novel XXL wales and unexpected piecing with luxe fur, but the familiar earthy brown palette maintains a classic, vintage feel.