Voluminous textured outerwear, edgy cut-outs, vintage-style tartan and tweed suiting, military
coats, masculine tailoring, oversized stitched seam details, 90s grunge and clean lines mixed
with loose draping and minimal layering. Strong leather pieces and metal accents pared back
with delicate ribbed knits and silky slips.
The Fall 2016 offering at New York Fashion Week had a refreshing element of restraint, with
designers mixing and matching heavier winter pieces with more traditional spring/summer
staples – think slip dresses, cotton shirts, bustiers and knit tanks either layered underneath or over
the top of their winter counterparts, making for some interesting and versatile styling inspiration.
The colours of the week? Earthy tones such as burnt orange, deep red, brown, camel and tan
mixed with navy, cream, black and grey, with pops of blue or red edging along seams here and
there for a modern touch.
The mantra? Minimal silhouettes with calculated pops of texture, volume or print, minus the
overt abundance that often graces the Fall collections. Instead, 2016 is about quietly dramatic
details pared back with clean lines and simple layering, lending any statement pieces on show
a real-world wearability and trans-seasonal versatility. A solid win for lovers of minimalism.
You can check out some of my favourite looks from the Fall ’16 New York collections above +
scroll through below to shop a few similar pieces for a current season hit.
Images via Vogue.com + my own.
1. Calvin Klein . 2. Sally LaPointe . 3. BLK DNM . 4. Tibi . 5. Derek Lam . 6. Dion Lee . 7. Rodarte .
8. Narciso Rodriguez . 9/10/11. Calvin Klein . 12. Nili Lotan . 13/14. 3.1 Phillip Lim . 15. Sally LaPointe .
16. Proenza Schouler . 17. Monse . 18. Michael Kors . 19. DKNY . 20. Ralph Lauren . 21/22. TSE .
23. TOME . 24. Narciso Rodriguez . 25. Proenza Schouler . 26. 3.1 Phillip Lim . 27/28. Calvin Klein .
29. Jonathan Simkhai . 30. TOME . 31. Altuzarra