New York, New York

Word on the street is that we’re in for a little fashion shock this fall. I’ve heard (and seen) the likes of leggings with over-sized sweaters, shoulder pads and neon. My curiousity got the best of me so I decided to investigate what was on the fashion horizon. The logical starting point was New York Fashion Week and it did not disppoint.

I didn’t get through all of the designers, but I browsed through some of the standards: Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, BCBG, DKNY, Ellen Tracy and Anna Sui. So, while not all of these designers embrace the same trends, I think I can give you a quick glimpse into the future.

  1. The hot colors are black (naturally), loden green, dark teal, maroon, cream, gold and chocolate.

  2. The hot patterns and materials are tweed, plaid, rugby stripes, cable knit, striped tie-dye (check out Michael Kors for that one) and brocade.

  3. Leggings were shown tucked into slouchy boots with belted over-sized sweaters. This is a look for anyone who wants to add 10 pounds to their figure.

  4. Skirts ranged in length from the mini to the floor and all were paired with tights.

  5. Almost all designers featured dresses. Many were layered strappy sundress types over long sleeved ts.

  6. Gauchos, knickers and shorts were all paired with boots and tights.

  7. Almost all sweaters were belted.

  8. Ponchoes seemed to be appearing in a few places, but were worn over leggings as were capes.

That’s all for now. Even though it’s 90 degrees outside, it’s never too soon to think about the next fashion season. I’m going to get a sneak peek at Spring 2007!

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