Top trends at NY Fashion Week

Written By , on February 17, 2012

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter

New York, NY, United States (AHN) – The reviews are still coming in for New York Fashion week, which wound down Wednesday, and they are mixed at best.

In a true New York minute, and in true New York style, many were quick to weigh in with their two cents.

Some say the designers at this year’s event did not taking enough risks this season, and the clothes looked familiar. Returning this year were last year’s favorites, such as classic pencil skirts, trim cropped pants and buttoned-up blazers.

Many designers continue to tread carefully, having survived the years-long economic downturn that has been called the worst since the Great Depression.

Others applauded fashion’s return to tradition and couture similar to staples that already hang in closets.

The top trends to emerge from New York Fashion Week include leather clothing, leather gloves, fur accessories, chunky cable knit sweaters, and men’s shoes for women.

The hottest color for fall for both men’s and women’s lines is oxblood, an inviting, deep maroon that is flattering to almost any skin tone.

Fashionistas who were hoping for more drama, glam and glitz may just get their wish as the fashion train travels on to Europe.

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