While black has been the dominant shade at New York Fashion Week's A/W shows, J Crew brought yellow, lilac, indigo to the catwalk. Oh, and there were sequins too. Who said a grey marl t-shirt had to be boring?
How will this translate when it comes to getting dressed next season? The rules are simple - layer up and make a statement in something bright.
Maxi skirts, chunky knitwear, flared trousers, faux fur-lined parkas and pea coats referenced the shapes and styles of the 1970s, but it wasn't all daytime dressing. Glitter-coated sandals and oversized clutch bags added a touch of effortless glamour to the cosy winter wardrobe staples.
"I think we were missing the sparkle a little," Lyons told the Guardian after her presentation. "We'd gotten a little bit quiet. It's not just us – fashion generally has gone a bit quiet, I think. So this season I was like: 'Damn, give me sequins!'"
Clearly, the British designers setting trends in New York are on board with Lyons' philosophy. Jenny Packham's show twinkled with a series of embellished floor-sweeping gowns fit for the red carpet while Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, the duo behind Rag & Bone (below), added flashes of citrus shades to their A/W 15 range.
You heard it here: the brighter, the better this winter.
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