NYFW is officially over and those that didn’t perish from the sub-zero temps are already in London enjoying shows from the likes of J.W. Anderson and Simone Rocha.  NYFW is always my favorite because most of the designers I stalk show in that city.  Let’s recap 3 things we learned from the runways of snowy NYC.

  1. The 70’s are officially back

If you haven’t heard the 70’s are back in a big way. Not only will we be seeing 70’s inspired outfits this Spring the resurgence of the decade will continue through the Fall.  Frame Denim absolutely killed it with their presentation last week where they showed crazy dope versions of the wide leg jean that by all accounts is the new silhouette. Belted coats, gorgeous knee high boots and silky blouses were on display making me wish we could fast forward to September.  Zac Posen showed a collection that heavily referenced the era with fabulous swingy dresses, tailored trousers and faux fur coats and collars in the hue that Pantone named 2015 Color of the Year- Marsala.

  1. Rebecca Minkoff went punk

Suede vests and fringy dresses, textured tights and leather strutted down the runway at Minkoff’s show. The looks had an undeniable 70’s feel but with a definite punk edge.  WhoWhatWear reports that punk icon Patti Smith was the inspiration behind the collection that included the SICKEST pair of knee high, open toed fringe boots I have ever seen and are currently at the top of my “Shoes I must have or I will die” list.  Rag & Bone’s collection also had a punk edge to it but veered more towards the 90’s aesthetic. Confession time: I admit that I very recently denounced the dress-over-pants trend but I am rethinking this position after seeing the cool slips-over-pants looks that David Neville and Marcus Wainwright sent down the runway. I’m not too big to admit when I may have been wrong.

  1. Coach is killing the outerwear game

Fur and shearling trimmed leather and suede and some of the coolest plaids I’ve ever seen are what’s being offered in terms of coats and jackets from Coach this Fall.  Toss in some tough looking boots and leather skirts and you’ve got one of the edgiest collections the brand has ever put forth.  I’ve admittedly never been a huge Coach fan but it looks like I again may have to change my stance. I can see myself wearing pretty much every look in the presentation.

A few extra bonus lessons learned: the New Banana Republic (#thenewBR) from Marissa Webb is just amazing, J Crew is as preppy-cool as ever (I heart you so much, Jenna Lyons) and Amy Smilovic from Tibi has made me want to buy culottes in as many cuts and colors as I can find.  So is everyone else as excited for Fall as I am? Hurry up and get here, September.

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