New York fashion, people say, is the epitome of working-woman chic: functional, everyday-friendly and practical. To some, this could mean austere, but the exciting Fall/Winter 2016 collections turn this perception on its head.
Michael Kors – king of lifestyle dressing – for example has put a decidedly playful, ’60s spin on the luxurious basics he’s so famous for. Think swingy A-line coats, shifts and miniskirts in lilac, embellished with a flurry of feathers or an armour-like metallic veneer. Meanwhile, the industry’s doyennes of casual elegance, Diane von Furstenberg and Tory Burch, have imbued sophisticated dresses and separates with the nostalgic beatnik looks of the ’70s.
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New York fashion may just be the true measure of every stylish career woman – although she has many facets. Just ask the city’s gregarious style icon Leandra Medine, whose personal look is part-street and part-lounge, peppered with feminine eclecticism.
Noelle Loh, editor at Female