Essentials Styling Directives Taken from
New York Runway Analysis
Casual Luxury Unstructured Volume for Easy Layering
Androgyny Menswear-Inspired & Utilitarian Classics
Outdoor Urban Athletic Gear with Youthful Twists
Three Macro Catwalk Trends
cocooning outerwear and lofty knits colors: greys, camel, dusty pink, olive green historical allusions (60s glam) fur
oversized menswear and well-tailored suits wide-cropped and slouchy trousers
colors: neutrals and navy prints & patterns: plaid and tweed
varsity jackets, bombers, metallic parkas colors: monotones paired with bright pops of color (red, yellow, etc.) experimentation (in proportions, construction, prints, etc.) collegiate letters, logos, graphics
Designer / Young Designer
Contemporary / Young Contemporary
Accessories / Footwear
Teen / Tween
Segments Three Must-Have Pieces
DESIGNER AN OVERSIZED COAT
A pivotal product category this season, voluminous
outerwear was a standout in numerous collections.
Cocooning the body while keeping it warm, it was sent
down runways in a variety of colors. Try a monochrome
piece, such as The Rows version in shale grey, or opt for a more eye-catching, patterned number, such as the
one from Proenza Schouler.
Creatures of Comfort
DESIGNER FURRY OUTERWEAR
Fur was an especially prominent fabric for outerwear whether it was just accenting a piece (as in Jason Wus)
or the main focus (as in Ralph Laurens), this tactile fabric breathes femininity and elegance into any
wardrobe. For more daring consumers, try it in one of
this seasons hit colors, red, like the one from J. Mendel.
DESIGNER A TOUCH OF FLORAL
Blurred, smudged flowers was a key floral story this
season, as seen in Peter Soms dress. Flowers also added a bright pop of color and gave a feminine touch to
otherwise masculine styling. This versatile print is perfect
for both tops like Michael Kors delicate blouse and bottoms such as Oscar de la Rentas flared skirt.
Oscar de la Renta
YOUNG DESIGNER A VOLUMINOUS SWEATER
Volume was the focus of this seasons other important product category, knitwear. Try Calvin Kleins version, in
fuzzy mohair, or get swallowed up in The Rows minimalist, chunky take. Go traditional and pair it with
your favorite pair of jeans, or experiment your styling
and throw your sweater over a long skirt.
Calvin Klein Marc Jacobs
YOUNG DESIGNER RETHOUGHT DENIM
Denim was a hit this season especially for the youth market,
but designers were keen to rethink the material. The
innovative results gave this traditional fabric a much-needed
update. Steven Allens quilted take, Ostwald Helgasons iridescent version, and Pamela Rolands art-deco
embellishments breathe forward-thinking into any outfit.
YOUNG DESIGNER A GRAPHIC DRESS
Dresses are a wardrobe staple for any young consumer, but
this season it was all about the pieces graphic designs. Inspiration came from a variety of sources: global cultures,
wintry florals, collegiate numbers, 3D-effects whether printed on a shift or sweater dress, eye-catching graphics
were experimented and played with to channel the young
consumers own penchant for fun.
Ostwald Helgason Tess Giberson
CONTEMPORARY A MASCULINE, SLOUCHY TROUSER
The wide, fluid legs of mannish trousers from designers such
as Karen Walker and Tibi gave collections a utilitarian twist.
Try a pair in one of this seasons key fabric directives, traditional tweed (as seen in Creatures of Comforts design),
or go for a cropped version like A.L.Cs.
Creatures of Comfort A.L.C.
Ruffles add a touch of romance to any piece - the detail was
even seen in knitwear, such as in this Phillip Lim sweater. The
asymmetry of the ruffle accent seen in Victoria Beckhams top makes a simple blouse a standout number. And in
Alexander Herchcovitchs Victorian-inspired collection, the ruffle details gave his camisoles a dreamy feel.
3.1 Phillip Lim
CONTEMPORARY AN UNEVEN HEMLINE DRESS
An uneven hemline gives any dress interesting asymmetry.
Opening Ceremonys architectural piece is youthful and injects newness into your wardrobe. ICBs touch of graphic is
an example of tasteful cut-and-paste, while DKNYs sporty, urban styling channels this seasons athletic theme.
BCBY Max Mara DKNY
ICB Opening Ceremony
YOUNG CONTEMPORARY A TEXTURED SWEATER
Unconventional experimentations was not just seen in
graphics and prints, but also in fabric and texture
considerations. The tactile results from the likes of Nonoo and
Nicole Miller make the traditional sweater a standout
number. Try Alexander Wangs bright, futuristic version, or Opening Ceremonys sequined design.
Opening Ceremony Alexander Wang
YOUNG CONTEMPORARY A UTILITARIAN DRESS
Pay homage to the Industrial Revolution with a utilitarian
dress. Designers added some ruggedness to their collections
by taking inspiration from work-wear and uniforms. Wearers of creations from the likes of Rag & Bone and Tommy Hilfiger
will enjoy practicality and unrestricted movement. And, as
pastels were a pivotal color palette this fall, try Lacostes take in mint green.
Lacoste Tommy Hilfiger
Karen Walker Rag & Bone
YOUNG CONTEMPORARY SPORTY OUTERWEAR
For the youth market, outerwear essentials included puffy
coats, bomber-hybrids, parkas, and varsity-inspired jackets.
The sporty feel was captured in fabrics such as shearling and
leather, quilted nylon, and wool. From ski resorts to baseball
fields, designers such as DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger dove deep
into athletics for creative insight.
DKNY Tommy Hilfiger
T by Alexander Wang
TEEN A STATEMENT DRESS
Stand out of the crowd with a statement dress, like the
heavily embellished one by Cynthia Rowley, or, for the more
daring customer, go for the gothic look with VFILES loud, red design. For a more classic feel with a retro flourish, opt for
Desiguals whimsical dress.
TEEN SHIMMER & SHINE
Metallics were a big hit this season, and so were other
shimmery details, such as sequins and glitter finishes. Seen in
a variety of product categories from outerwear to skirts teens have plenty of options to play with. Work some
iridescence into your outfit with Rebecca Taylors easy sweater, or go for a whole-body look with Phillip Lims long,
Creatures of the Wind Rebecca Taylor
Diesel Black Gold 3.1 Phillip Lim
TEEN A CROPPED TOP
Show off your young body with a cropped top, such as the
graphic-heavy one by VFILES, or Creatures of the Winds long-sleeve take in deep, rich emerald. Perfect with a
matching skirt try Katie Gallaghers velvety design, and its oxblood hue will give you a touch of dark, sophisticated
Katie Gallagher Creatures of the Wind
Rebecca Taylor VFILES
TWEEN A STATEMENT MINI
The miniskirt was definitely an important juniors-oriented
product category. From Desiguals playfully patterned design, to Tanya Taylors shiny take, a statement mini is a
wardrobe essential for tweens this season. Opening
Ceremony experimented with quilting, while Diesel Black
Gold added some embellishments to inject their mini with
some unique texture and shine.
Opening Ceremony Desigual
Diesel Black Gold
TWEEN A ROLLNECK SWEATER
A rollneck sweater will keep you both stylish and warm this
season. Try Marissa Webbs design, in one of this seasons key colors, dusty pink, or keep it simple in Karen Walkers soft
white. If you prefer the raw, distressed look, try Nanette
Lepores carefully crocheted version.
TWEEN A FUN, GRAPHIC TOP
Whimsical prints and patterns give a youthful flare to any top.
Red Valentino took its inspiration from beloved Disney
characters; Betsey Johnson kept things dramatic with bold, leopard prints; and Cynthia Rowley paired candy-esque
colors with eclectic beading. And like many other designers,
Fashion East took inspiration from the animal world, and the
adorable results would be loved by any tween.
Betsey Johnson Fashion East
ELBOW-HIGH GLOVES The elbow-high glove was a key accessories piece this
season. Try Altuzarras classic take, in soft leather, or go for Marc Jacobs knitted version for some added warmth.
SHADES Sunglasses of a variety of shapes were seen on New Yorks catwalks. From circular to decorated frames, to aviators and Wayfarer styles, this optical piece is a must-have this season.
SCARF Keep your neck warm with a scarf this season. Continuing along
his collections overall BMX-feel, Marc Jacobs styled the accessory in an urban, sporty way. Meanwhile, Michael Kors and Thakoon took things in a more feminine direction, whether it was
a scarf made from knitwear, silk, or fur.
Marc Jacobs Altuzarra
Carolina Herrara Jeremy Scott
Michael Kors Marc by Marc Jacobs
3.1 Phillip Lim
A SLOUCHY, OVERSIZED BOOT The relaxed feel of the loose, fluid shafts of these slouchy
boots are perfect compliments to the voluminous outerwear seen in various designers collections. Derek Lams ultra-soft
designs, for instance, make leather look absolutely liquidous.
FUR DETAIL Continuing along the fur trend, add a furry shoe to your collection. From the shearling details of Rag & Bones mules, or the fuzzy touches on the heels of Nina Riccis delicate pumps, fur was seen this season on apparel and footwear alike.
AN ANKLE-STRAP PUMP Give your feet some glamor with a pair of pumps featuring a thin, barely-there ankle strap. Jason Wus metallic approach
adds a touch of shimmer, while Nina Riccis designs complete her collections overall boudoir inspiration.
Derek Lam Rag & Bone
Nina Ricci Rag & Bone
Jason Wu Nina Ricci