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From flats to furs: trends at NY Fashion Week

Feb 20, 2015

New York Fashion Week wrapped up Thursday after more than 300 catwalk shows and presentations.

From furs to flats, here are the main trends for fall/winter 2015.

Diane von Furstenberg | PixelFormula


The woolen cloth loved by the British countryset is back with a vengeance. Diane von Furstenberg printed it with confetti and large flowers. Rodarte made tweed jackets and there was a belted blazer at Michael Kors.

1970s DISCO

It's peace and love next winter for the fashion crowd. The colors were 1970s -- orange, brown, mustard and olive -- so were the flared pants, long dresses, flower motifs and metallic knits.

There was hippie cool at Anna Sui, tailoring inspired by Diane Keaton at Derek Lam and 50 shades of brown everywhere, not least Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Thakoon and BCBG MAXAZRIA.


A burst of light for a dark winter. There was a white wrap dress with a black belt at DVF, short white dress at Vera Wang, sexy and delicate lace at Altuzarra and Ralph Lauren, and simple white chic at Jason Wu.


Ubiquitous, in all shapes, colors and sizes. Draped over one shoulder to mimic a stole from the 1940s, it was extravagantly fashioned into oversized collars and cuffs on coats, jackets, dresses and gloves.

It was duck blue at Michael Kors, electric at Bibhu Mohapatra, pink at J.Crew and gray shearling at Ralph Lauren: the global fashion empire does not do real fur.


Tassels are a spring/summer hangover. They decorated Altuzarra's first line of handbags, hemmed black-and-white leather tunic dresses at Calvin Klein and edged a Ralph Lauren suede skirt.


Tommy Hilfiger's inspiration was American football and Lacoste's was the tennis of its founder. But the sports look was big in general from Alexander Wang to Prabal Gurung.

Carolina Herrera | Photo: PixelFormula


While there were plenty of towering stilettos and chunky platforms, flats made a comeback -- as dainty shoes and sturdy winter boots.

There were rubber boots with white soles at Vera Wang, riding boots at Jason Wu for Hugo Boss, crocodile waders embellished with lace at Altuzarra and soft leather flats at Carolina Herrera.


More is more. Sweaters and coats were oversized, worn over fine dresses and lace or silk blouses. See Oscar de la Renta, Prabal Gurung, Rodarte and Marc Jacobs.


Buttons are the embellishment du jour. Victoria Beckham and Tory Burch put them on skirts and jumpers, Derek Lam buttoned up his outfits and Marc Jacobs liked them too. Even Calvin Klein buttoned coats and dresses.


Beauty was kept natural, with hair flowing long and loose as at Anna Sui and Ralph Lauren, or simple ponytails at Cynthia Rowley, Derek Lam and Herve Leger. Lips were pale and cheeks rosy.

For eyes, it was all or nothing -- thick eyeliner at Suno Fall, Badgley Mischka and Proenza Schouler or barely a glimmer at Jason Wu and Lacoste.

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