Fashion Week Notebook | Rachel Comey

February 6th, 2006

Rachel Comey Fall 2006
Photo Credit: NY Metro

Key Takeaways:  The key stories for women were (1) shorts over leggings, (2) tie-neck styles, and (3) blousy sleeves.  For men, the key stories were (1) vests, (2) boatneck-style sweaters, and (3) extremely slim cut pants.

Color Palette: Neutrals with touches of light blue, pink, olive, mustard, violet, and brown.

Silhouettes: Slim cut bottoms for both men and women, including leggings.  For women, tie-neck jackets and blouses were big, as were shorts, cropped motorcycle jackets, blousy sleeves, capelet-style jackets, below-the-knee skirts, blazer-like sweaters, and baggy culottes.  For men, we saw boatneck-style sweaters, vests, patterned pants and shirts, cardigans, and 3/4 length coats.

Accessories Report:
  Oversized bags, knit caps, and sneakers for men.  For women, skinny ties were the big story.

What’s Wearable:
We liked the tie-neck styles, the capelet-style jackets (though they were rather Old news), and the blazer-like sweaters for women.  Skinny ties were also interesting, but not particularly fresh-looking.  For men, we liked the tailored look of the cardigan sweaters and the 3/4 length coats, along with the slim cut pants.

What’s Not Wearable: Be careful with the shorts-over-leggings look.  It can be done, but keep the look playful.  For men, the button-down shirts with contrast patterned fabric can look hokey if not done carefully.  The extreme boatneck is also a style to be worn with care.

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