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New York Fashion Week: Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors

Fur continues to dominate the autumn 10 catwalks with Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler and Michael Kors all backing the trend.

Oscar de la Renta

As expected of the A-list favourite, the Oscar de la Renta show was filled to the brim with enough glamorous get-ups to shimmy down any red carpet.

Choosing to buck the trend for midnight black or sandstone neutrals seen at many shows this week, De la Renta opted for a vivacious collection in vibrant blues, reds and emeralds.

There was an abundance of fur. Fur-lined collars and hemlines were seen on wool coats, stoles accompanied evening gowns and fur hats were threaded throughout numerous looks.

Tights featured in colourful diamond patterns and sparkling metallics. Waists were emphasised with skinny belts. Necklines were accessorised with chunky but delicately placed gold chains.

Purples, golds and olive green shades were rich and shown off in jacquard coats and satin-finish dresses.

Evening looks were varied with white chiffon blouses and black trousers shown alongside tiered, ruffled dresses. One-shoulder, sleeveless and strapless dresses provided numerous occasionwear options.

Proenza Schouler

School was out with pleated skirts, toggle-fastened jackets and crisp, sleeveless shirts at Proenza Schouler. Graffiti-style ‘scribble’ trousers with a rubber-print effect opened the show and will no doubt inspire legions of high street copies.

Black and white underpinned the collection with emerald green, yellow and purple contrasting well against digital prints.

Pleated skirts will prove a commercial trend for young fashion markets when teamed with leather and platform shoes. Thigh-high sheer stockings were paired with mini skirts and dresses.

Empire-line mini dresses, some with cut-away panels under the bust, finished the show, along with a scattering of bubble hems.

Michael Kors

Michael Kors started as he meant to go on by opening the show with a model sporting an enormous coyote vest and little else. Fur was the name of the game in a show Kors called “Quintessential American Sportswear”.

Chunky cowl neck jumper dresses in mohair and cashmere roll necks were combined with slouched grey trousers and knitted grey leg warmers.

“This is a real wardrobe,” the designer said before his show. “I’m tired of people wearing evening clothes to work.”

Michael Kors offered camel, stone grey and tobacco palettes and metallic gold threads were woven into knitted dresses and glittering gold embellished gowns.

Along with wool coats, puffa jackets made an appearance in metallic silver with fox-fur-lined hoods. Slouch boots and multi-strap shoes with camel and grey leg warmers finished off the looks.

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