Top 10 trends on the New York catwalk

(MENAFN- AFP) New York Fashion Week wraps up Thursday, as focus now turns to Europe for upcoming shows in London, Paris and Milan.

Here is a quick round up of the top 10 trends that New York had to offer for 2016 fall/winter:

Fast Fashion

Click and buy kicked off with a vengeance as the fashion industry starts to do away with the traditional six-month gap between clothes hitting the runway and hitting the stores. Rebecca Minkoff offered 70 percent of her collection for immediate sale. Tory Burch, Michael Kors and Diane von Furstenberg followed suit with select items. Tommy Hilfiger and Tom Ford are to do the same in September.


Any size, any color. Fur was big and multicolored this season. There were elegant snow coats at Prabal Gurung. There were multicolored fur vests at Vera Wang, quilted fur at Bibhu Mohapatra, vermillion red at Thomas Wylde, green at Michael Kors and plum at Anna Sui.

Floor it

Skirts skimmed the ground at Vera Wang, as did oversized pants at Rosie Assoulin and floaty wrap dresses from DvF. Vivienne Tam rocked the maxi dress look. Alexander Wang was one of only a handful that came up short, showcasing miniskirts.


The bustier look was back, whether it was a sports version as envisaged by Rihanna for Puma, an elegant and asymmetric look at Victoria Beckham, a regal style at Bibhu Mohapatra or black velvet at Ralph Lauren.

Black models matter

After the furor over the Academy Award nominations, Fashion Week did a little better. Kanye West and Rihanna hogged the headlines with their collections. Sophie Theallet and Zac Posen deployed very diverse models. Mali designer Lamine Kouyate used only black models.


Thick and comfy for winter, Ralph Lauren presented velvet evening gowns in black, claret, crimson and amethyst. Lacoste presented velvet pants for men. Tory Burch, Naeem Khan and Jason Wu were also fans.


The runway mixed and matched this season, with stripes, plaids and checks thrown in together. Patchwork made a splash at Tory Burch's tomboy horse-riding inspired collection, as well as at Altuzarra and Coach. Checks were big for Jason Wu, Victoria Beckham, Coach, Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera and DKNY. Ralph Lauren reveled in tweed.

Black is back

You can't go wrong with black and white. Pink in various tones was also a strong look for fall/winter 2016 as seen by Lacoste, Altuzarra, Hugo Boss, DvF, Oscar de la Renta and Public School. Crimson took center stage at Ralph Lauren, Thomas Wylde and Vivienne Tam. Meanwhile purple was all the rage at Anna Sui and Carolina Herrera.

On the run

The sporty look was in at Tory Burch and Lacoste. There was also a sports-inspired nod at Alexander Wang and homage to sportswear at Rihanna and Kanye West.


There were lots of capes -- both short and long -- offering the come fly with me look for fall/winter. See Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, Tommy Hilfiger, Maiyet and Vivienne Tam.

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