February 6th, 2006
Photo Credit: NY Metro
Key Takeaways: What struck us most about this collection was the leggings, over which dresses and skirts were layered. We also saw a host of cape-like jackets, oversized coats, and voluminous sleeves. Other trends included bows (left over from Spring 06), vests (a big story for this season), and handmade-looking chunky knits.
Color Palette: Neutrals and generally muted colors, including rose, lilac, turquoise, olive, and mustard.
Silhouettes: Layering was once again the big story here. Leggings were in nearly every look, and they were seen under both skirts and dresses. Controlled volume was huge, and we saw skirts with gathered fabric at the bottom, tulip skirts, blousy sleeves, and cape-like coats.
Accessories Report: Handmade-looking knitted scarves, chain necklaces with oversized charms, leggings galore! As for shoes, Twinkle showed boots and somewhat pointy-toed flats.
What’s Wearable: Oversized coats, blousy sleeves, sweaterdresses, trenchcoats, 3/4 length coats, chunky sweaters, vests, cape-like jackets, vests, and dropped-waist dresses.
What’s Not Wearable: Some of the pattered dresses looked a little matronly. Also be careful with the leggings–they can work, but check yourself in the mirror before you leave the house, lest you look like a throwback to the 1980s.