Even Microtrends Matter

Velvet reappears for night.

It’s been a while since velvet got so much nighttime exposure. Derek Lam and Marc Jacobs made theirs plunge-neck and slinky, while Ralph Lauren embellished with embroidery and feathers.

Even Microtrends Matter

Clothes speak volumes.

It’s not just a motto on a T-shirt; Viktor & Rolf created soft sculpture from the words “No” and “Dream,” while Chado Ralph Rucci scribbled long lines of text on gowns.

Even Microtrends Matter

Fall looks like spring.

Not all the color stories were jewel-toned and autumnal. Narciso Rodriguez did a pistachio coat, Rodarte sent out ballerina pink dresses, and at Balenciaga, Nicolas Ghesquière used shimmery powder blue on a short dress.

Even Microtrends Matter

All levels welcome.

Layers are obligatory for fall. This season, Dries Van Noten and Undercover started from a base of skinny pants; at Marni and Rick Owens, swingy jackets finished off the outfit.

Even Microtrends Matter

The suit is separated.

Matching pants and jacket? How old school. At Nina Ricci, Olivier Theyskens made a suit with rough wool over satin pants. Yves Saint Laurent’s version paired tweed with flannel, and at Emporio Armani, charcoal trousers and a navy jacket is the new power ensemble.

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Paul Smith
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Viktor & Rolf
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