Attention, shoppers! You know it's really fall when New York Fashion Week arrives - even though Bryant Park was showing the collections of Spring 09. But it DOES herald that it's time to shake off the summer doldrums and start thinking seriously about fashion once again.
One of the major points of visual interest, outside of what was on the runway, was what the editors and retailers were wearing to the tents. It was warm in NY, with a tiny bit of fall briskness just blowing in - so what did the NY'ers wear to show off their best chic to other women trying just as hard?
Dresses - the new slim cut sheath dresses, worn over the knee, often belted. Most NY'ers wore them in solids, like grey, black and dark green - but there were some, like Vogue's Anna Wintour, who ventured into the new floral prints we've seen so much of in the magazines. The shoes were short boots, gladiator shoes with less strap and more leather, thicker heels, and lots of ankle detail. Leggings were GONE. But thin opaque tights were BACK.
Jackets were back - tailored and fitted, and sweaters seemed to be on hiatus. Handbags were handle bags, not shoulder bags (too many chiropracters probably effected that trend), often in colors like grey, purple and dark green. Despite the big lace trend of fall, we did not see much lace. We did see a lot of belts, and while pencil skirts proliferated, a-line flare skirts are definitely on the comeback trail. And large statement jewelry - costume or real or both - is definitely a MUST to complete a look.
In the next few posts, I will compile a list for TheFind shoppers of what new items they really MUST have for Fall...