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Womenswear

  • HELLO DOILY

    Lacy doilies, once thought of as a relic of stuffy Victorian interiors, are newly appreciated as artifacts of a pre-feminist past. The mandala-like bits of lace were mostly handmade, and …see more

  • GINGHAM GANG

    Designers on both sides of the pond seem smitten with gingham this season. There is an unpretentious vibe to this humble check that works well for flounced peasant dresses or …see more

  • CREME DE LA KHAKI

    London designers take a refined approach to workwear silhouettes and khaki colors, extending the range into soft peach tones with accents of yellow. A midcentury brushstroke print adds more visual …see more

  • SEVENTIES NEEDLE-CRAFT

    Many of the knits and crochets coming down New York runways have a distinctly ’70s feel. There are Missoni-inspired flame stitches, body-hugging ribbed jerseys, lurex stripes, lacy crochets and placed …see more

  • SOFT CARGO

    Cargo styling, like five-pocket jeans a motorcycle jacket, can be endlessly reinterpreted and still retain its timeless identity.  For next season, the military or utility-derived inspiration is there, but fabrics are …see more

  • HEAVEN SENT

    Celestial blues make a gentle yet powerful statement for next season. Pale tints that take their cue from sunny skies or limpid pools look even more dreamy in diaphanous nylons …see more

  • YELLOW MELLOW

    Saturated shades of yellow hit the runway for next fall. Shades range from goldenrod to ochre to greenish olive-oil tones and are used for everything from casual utility styles to …see more

  • STRING THEORY

    Crochet, which started edging its way in a year ago, is in full expression on New York runways this week. Crochet, pointelle and other openwork stitcheries are used for midi-dresses, …see more

  • OVER DRESSED

    The dress-over-pants look, long a favorite of bohemian girls who layer vintage dresses over jeans, gets a chic update for Resort. Any dress length will work, but most hit below …see more

  • SPLIT PERSONALITY

    The newest color-blocking is a simple two-color split. The effect can be as subtle as two shades of a single hue or as graphic as black-and-white. The duotone feature brings …see more