The U.S. recession has changed how people shop for fashion, with an eye for special pieces rather than trusty wardrobe basics, and top retail buyers say this trend is likely to last beyond an economic recovery.
Designers showed cozy layered looks in New York this week, wrapping thick scarves over chunky sweaters and rugged jackets in hopes that a trend of casual comfort will appeal to consumers coping in uncertain times.
Some fashion designers face financial difficulties, other are going through an expansion, but Catherine Malandrino and Yohji Yamamoto showed that fashion, above all, will always be a product of technical prowess.
Autumn-Winter 2010 Fashion Week opened in New York as the fashion world reeled from the apparent suicide of trailblazing British designer Alexander McQueen."It's horrible news. It's so sad to be in such a state of des...