How will you be dressing come fall 2013? Will you be going for space-alien-equestrian-chic? Or high-powered business woman with an Amish heritage. Here are the emerging trends from New York runways, updated as fashion week struts on.
Boots that Don't Make Sense
Kenneth Cole projects an equestrian look. Only the boots are peep-toe, for those times that your calves are freezing but you have a great pedicure. Hey, no one said fashion needs to make sense.
Modesty reigns supreme at Tadashi. We love the texture and built-in cape-like flourishes of this line.
While the modesty of Tadashi seems to recall the ultra-femininty of the Victorian era, the modesty in Noon by Noor seems to be driven by power—power suits, that is. While still feminine with ruffles and rich maroons, the clothes take a page from menswear. Skin is not in, according to this line.
We saw tons of leather panels and accents on last season's designs, and according to several designers, including Concept Korea's line, we won't be ditching those accents any time soon.
Equestrian meets space-age in Kenneth Cole's line, with the use of metallic accents. Perfect for when aliens land and you want to teach them about America's rich western history. But seriously, it's actually pretty cool looking.
Metallics were also revealed in a slightly more subtle and feminine way in Carolina Herrera's line. Fabrics took on sheen or were embellished with metallic accents sewed into them for sparkly and fluid effect.