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New York Fashion Week: Look of Day 7

Drapers fashion director Ian Wright’s favourite NYFW exit on Tuesday

New York Fashion Week spring 14: J Crew

Among all the boisterous teenager/ Miley Cyrusiness at Rodarte, dramatic girliness at Oscar de la Renta and shiny suits at Marc by Marc Jacobs, for me the stand out look yesterday was a much more subtle one.

Twenty three models down the J.Crew line-up came a look rather more unassuming, modern and wearable than some others seen around New York Fashion Week. In the past I’ve not been known to be the staunchest supporter of the peplum, but this look seems to perfectly juxtapose the femininity of that silhouette with a more rugged, masculine painter’s trouser shape.

The clean and simple subtly sporty and peplummed sheer white top contrasts well with the straight-legged khaki green trousers, complete with paint splatters. Worn with a heel and a more evening-style tortoiseshell clutch, it all looks very au courant and all the pieces are very commercial in their own right.

Not quite jocks and nerds, but a culture clash that works nonetheless.

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