NY Fashion Week Mid-Week Trend Recap

February 7th, 2006

We’re only halfway through fashion week, but we
thought we’d start recapping some of the big trends we’ve been seeing
over and over again:

few other trends we’re seeing popping up are shearling, tie-neck and
tie-waist garments, and sweaterdresses.  Bows, cardigans, bermudas,
trenchcoats, cropped styles, and waist emphasis all continue from
Spring 2006.

High Waisted Styles: Empire waist styles and high-waisted pants are Huge right now. 
Y and Kei
, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alice Roi, Doo Ri, United Bamboo

Voluminous Sleeves: 
Sometimes it’s just a puff at the shoulder, but we’ve also seen some leg of mutton sleeves out there.
, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alice Roi, Doo Ri, Three As Four

Bubble Skirts: Cute skirts with gathered fabric
at the bottom.  They look nice on models, but not as good on short
people like me.
Badgley Mischka
, Doo Ri, Twinkle, United Bamboo

Vests: I guess that Wall of Vests I saw last weekend at H&M was Right On Trend, not only for Spring but also for Fall.
, Rachel Comey, Twinkle, Diane Von Furstenberg, United Bamboo

Ruffles: Again with the Spring 2006 trends…
Doo Ri
, Three As Four

Hooded Trenchcoats:
The Newest Take on the classic Trench.

, Three As Four

And for accessories…

Long (up to elbow-length!) gloves:
You too can look like you’re going to the opera when you’re
actually just going to the mall!

, Nicole Miller, Diane Von Furstenberg, Badgley Mischka, Alice Roi, Doo Ri

Leggings and Tights: Good for layering, but watch what you put over them.  Oh and let’s not do the 1980s again.  Please?
Rachel Comey
, Twinkle, Yigal Azrouel

"Handmade" knitted scarves:
As Dino would say, "just like grandma used to make."

, John Bartlett, Twinkle.

Entry Filed under: Men,Runway Reviews,Trend,Trend Predictives,What's In and What's Out,Women

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  • 1. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 7th, 2006 at 2:16 pm

    […] February 7th, 2006 Photo Credit: NY Metro Key Takeaways:  Key trends here were (1) Square sunglasses, (2) Tights, (3) High Waisted Styles, (4) Bow ties, worn undone, (5) Bags with chain hardware, (6) Bows at the waistline.Color Palette: Neutrals (Black, Grey, Beige, White) with bright blues, reds, yellows, and touches of brown.Silhouettes:  Tops were fitted, though some included voluminous sleeve treatments.  Bottoms were mixed–some were slim cut, others were baggy, and others Dresses were a mix of girly and ladylike.  Jackets and sweaters were mainly worn cropped, following the trend of the last few seasons.  Accessories Report: Square sunglasses. Bow ties, worn undone.  Bags with chain handles. Long necklaces.What’s Wearable: The high waisted skirts and pants, cropped jackets, tuxedo detailing, shearling jackets, short sleeved looks, ruffles, and bow detailing (though a throwback to Spring 06).What’s Not Wearable: Leave the plastic-coated fabrics and the Little Bo Peep dresses on the runway.Want more Fashion Week trend information?  Read Omiru’s Mid-Fashion Week Trend Recap! […]

  • 2. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 8th, 2006 at 8:30 am

    […] February 8th, 2006 Photo Credit: NY Metro Key Takeaways:  Carolina Herrera’s collection encompassed both business-appropriate daywear and eveningwear.  Key trends from this collection included (1) Emphasis on the waistline (throwback to Spring 06), (2) Voluminous sleeves (seems to be a Big Thing this season), (3) Natural to High waistlines, (4) Square sunglasses, (5) Boatnecked styles, (6) 3/4 length coats, and (7) Tights.  Embellishments included fur trims, beaded styles, and bows (also So Spring 06).Color Palette:  Both warm (red, orange) and cool (turquoise, lilac) colors complemented Herrera’s base of neutrals.Silhouettes:  Waistlines were either at the natural waist or above, though bottoms came in both fitted and baggy varieties.  Sleeves tended to be voluminous, either at the shoulder or at the wristline.  Herrera seems to have a thing for asymmetry–and 3/4 length styles (both coats and sleeves came in this length).  What’s Wearable: Personal standout: An exquisitely detailed pintucked black sheath dress.  We also appreciated her asymmetric suits, her slim pencil skirts, and her boatnecked jackets.What’s Not Wearable: Huge medallions around your neck…what are we, on the Sopranos?  The Victorian-inspired getup with the pouf sleeves and Full skirt isn’t going to win anyone any Best Dressed awards.   Traci would also frown upon the vinyl-ish black and clear polka dotted dress.  What’s hot for Fall 2006?  Check out Omiru’s Mid Fashion Week Trend Recap! […]

  • 3. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 8th, 2006 at 8:39 am

    […] Here’s our update to Omiru’s Mid-Week Fashion Week Trend Recap:Oversized Collars: We’re talking HUGE collars here.  Overwhelmingly Large Lapels.Doo Ri, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Willow, Marc JacobsShort Sleeved Dresses: And they’re not even matronly!Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Narciso RodriguezAsymmetry: We’re seeing this trend play out beautifully on coats with asymmetric closures.  Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Marc JacobsFur Trim: Seems to be the status symbol du jour.Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Zang ToiShearling: I suppose this counts as an offshoot of the fur trend.Oscar de la Renta, LacostePowerful Working Woman: Nicely cut pantsuits and skirt suits…great for the office!  BTW–if you want to check out a group of powerful women bloggers, stop by BlogHer.org.  Disclaimer: I’m pitching in over there as the Fashion and Shopping co-editor.Carolina Herrera, Zang Toi, Luella Bartley, Tuleh, Narciso Rodriguez […]

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