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New York Fashion Week: A shearling-filled start to the season

The autumn 15 womenswear shows kick off with 70s-inspired collections from Coach, Honor and Creatures of the Wind.

We’ve seen plenty of shearling already this season in the men’s collections and if Coach is anything to go by, this trend is set to carry over into womenswear. Retro-inspired flight jackets, fluffy duffle coats and plaid pea coats put the emphasis firmly on outerwear, but as can be expected from a brand best known for its accessories, shoes – in this case tough biker boots – were also a strong point.

The retro vibe continued at Creatures of the Wind, where designers Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters took inspiration from vintage Americana in all its many guises. The 1970s came through particularly strongly in the shaggy fur boleros and printed mini dresses, while Bianca Jagger-esque white tuxedos served to confirm what we saw at Paris Couture: suiting is set to be one of next season’s most important eveningwear looks.

From burnt orange to aubergine to French navy, rich autumnal colour was the name of the game at Honor, where head designer Giovanna Randall continued with her signature range of girlie party dresses and separates that have come to define the label.

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