Feb 8, 2017
Styles for all seasons to rock the runway at NYFW
Feb 8, 2017
From faux furs and statement outerwear to floral prints and pants suits for warmer weather, a diversity of styles for all seasons will hit the runway at New York Fashion Week.
Many designers at the semi-annual event, which begins on Thursday, will preview 2017 fall/winter apparel that will land in stores months from now. But others will follow a trend that started last year and show in-season designs for spring/summer that consumers can snap up immediately.
"We're also seeing a lot of designers show spring as well with their 'see now/buy now' collection," said Katrina Mitzeliotis, fashion director at celebrity and style website HollywoodLife.com. "There is more diversity than ever before in what's coming down the runway."
Designers Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford and a few others featured in-season looks at last September's Fashion Week, months ahead of when the fashion world was accustomed to seeing them.
Look for plenty of mashups, or mixed fabrics that appear to be thrown together with studied casualness, to grace Fashion Week runways this season, said Roseanne Morrison, fashion director of The Doneger Group. She expects plenty of pant suits and outfits with a tailored look, too.
"I am sure a lot of the fabrics will be lighter in weight because most of the designers are addressing seasonless, or 'see now/buy now' concept, because nobody is really buying for three months ahead," she said.
While the idea has picked up steam, Catherine Bennett, senior vice president, managing director of IMG fashion events, cautioned that it is not a business model for everyone.
"It's really a personal decision for each designer," she explained. "It's a great solution for some brands but not for others."
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