COLLECTIONS

The Best of New York Fashion Week Fall 2015

W’s editors choose the most influential looks of the upcoming season.


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Coach Fall 2015 “Coach might want to consider investing in a sheep farm—for Fall 2015 designer Stuart Vevers turned out a so many great shearling coats, vests, and jackets (most of them paired with kicky skirts, motorcycle boots, and jaunty bags emblazoned with words like “Wanted” and “Lucky”) it was hard to pick a favorite, but this one is definitely in the top three.” – Alix Browne

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Rachel Comey Fall 2015 “By now Rachel Comey’s fashion week dinner and runway show is practically an institution, but the designer continues to keep the event lively with the mix of guests (Monica Lewinsky rubbed shoulders with Cindy Sherman), choice of entertainment (Madame Hiver—aka Tracee Ross—delivered a vagina-filled monologue between courses), and, not least, her fab clothes, like this look topped off with the perfect navy car coat.” – Alix Browne

Photo by Gus Powell, courtesy of Rachel Comey.

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Creatures of the Wind Fall 2015 “This scout-inspired cape look will be perfect for those transitional fall days.” – Caroline Grosso

Courtesy of the designer.

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Trademark Fall 2015 “With a cropped flare jean and a great camel coat, Trademark captured just a bit of that ‘70s vibe while still keeping things modern for Fall 2015.” – Caroline Grosso

Photo by Alessio Boni, courtesy of Trademark.

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Kanye West x Adidas Originals Yeezy Season 1 “Between the high-wattage front-row (Rihanna, P-Diddy, Drake, and Jay-Z, just for starters), the Vanessa Beecroft performance, the deafening sound of Kanye’s new track “Wolves,” and a crying North West (whom Beyoncé tried to comfort, to no avail, with a lullaby) there was a lot to take in at Yeezy’s debut of his Season 1 collaboration with Adidas Originals—and that was before even checking out the clothes: stripped-down, gym-to-G4 basics that mashed references from Raf Simons to vintage Margiela.” – Karin Nelson

Photo by Getty Images.

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Joie Fall 2015 “Layered nudes and suede accents conjure the swinging Sixties.” – Kat Herriman

Courtesy of the designer.

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Protagonist Fall 2015 “This season marks the brand’s NYFW debut, and Protagonist delivered perfect wardrobe staples, including this buttery brown leather jacket with a clean one-button closure.” – Caroline Grosso

Courtesy of the designer.

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Tome Fall 2015 “This look is a study in contrast—the tough patent trench plays off the soft lace pants.” – Caroline Grosso

Courtesy of the designer.

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Opening Ceremony Fall 2015 “Spike Jonze’s early photos of skateboarders and a baby-faced Sofia Coppola were the inspiration for Opening Ceremony’s ’90s-inflected collection—‘betcha can guess who the sponsor of the show was.” – Karin Nelson

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Rosie Assoulin Fall 2015 “Rosie Assoulin takes the dramatic shape and volume she’s known for to the next level in this bold red crop top and ballgown-style skirt.” – Sam Milner

Courtesy of the designer.

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Adam Lippes Fall 2015 “Inspired by the work of Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Adam Lippes went out of his comfort zone this season and did a print—a moody botanical by Brooklyn florists Putnam & Putnam—used to great effect on this pantsuit.” – Karin Nelson

Courtesy of the designer.

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Victoria Beckham Fall 2015 “This cozy knit and spiraled skirt are guaranteed investment pieces for the next winter’s certainly chilly temperatures.” – Rickie de Sole

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Wes Gordon Fall 2015 “Boy wonder Wes Gordon takes gives ‘90s grunge an uptown twist, pairing a Swarovski-beaded sweater dress with a flat motorcycle boot.” – Rickie de Sole

Courtesy of the designer.

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Dennis Basso Fall 2015 “Astrakhan and fox, tied up at the waist: the perfect fur for a blustery winter day.” – Mia Adorante

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Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall 2015 “When Maria Cornejo wrote of the luxury of being a true independent in her program notes, she may have been referring to the collection’s apparent muse, Bjork—and this look would certainly play well in Iceland.” – Alix Browne

Courtesy of the designer.

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Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2015 “For his 30th Anniversary show, Tommy Hilfiger went back to his roots of classic Americana showcasing collegiate looks, such as this playful plaid suit modeled by Harleth Kuusik, and kitschy football inspired motifs.” – Sam Milner

Courtesy of the designer.

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Honor Fall 2015. “This dress is fit for a fairytale princess headed into the woods for an autumnal tea party with Alice in Wonderland’s eccentric cohorts.” – Vanessa Lawrence

Courtesy of the designer.

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Donna Karan Fall 2015 “Donna Karan‘s inspiration never strays far from New York; this gold topcoat glimmered like the lights of Broadway on slick pavement.” – Karin Nelson

Courtesy of the designer.

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Ryan Roche Fall 2015 “This oversized sweater dress and matching camel coat is the ultimate cozy fall look.” – Caroline Grosso

Courtesy of the designer.

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Ohne Titel Fall 2015 “Ohne Titel took lurex to the next level in their signature silhouettes.” – Caroline Grosso

Courtesy of the designer.

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Alexander Wang Fall 2015 “This updated fisherman sweater with its metal hardware stood out in an almost all-black collection—and is sure to be the hot buy of the Fall 2015 season. ” – Sam Milner

Courtesy of the designer.

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Public School Fall 2015. “Public School’s duvet comforter of a poncho was made for frigid Sunday mornings.” – Karin Nelson

Courtesy of the brand.

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Rag & Bone Fall 2015Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright incorporated references to the ‘90s in several ways—layered lace slips, bright colors, and hip hop-inspired puffy jackets—but found the most success when adding these elements subtly to their classic men’s wear-inspired silhouettes.” – Sarah Leon

Photo courtesy of the brand.

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Thakoon Fall 2015. “The addition of a patchwork ombré wool scarf takes this floral chiffon, long sleeve dress into cold weather territory.” – Nora Milch

Courtesy of the brand.

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Tibi Fall 2015 “The monochromatic look of this navy sweater and cropped trousers creates a slim line, which balances the bulk—and coziness—of the voluminous faux fur coat and fuzzy footwear.” – Sarah Leon

Photo courtesy of the brand.

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Eckhaus Latta Fall 2015 “Designed by two RISD grads, Eckhaus Latta is becoming known for its odd, art-house approach to fashion, but the brand is at its best when it infuses a bit of normality into the clothes.” – Karin Nelson

Photo courtesy of the brand.

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Prabal Gurung Fall 2015Prabal Gurung dedicated his Fall 2015 collection to the heritage of Upstate New York—hence the Native American-inspired patterns on this luxuriously textured fur coat.” – Sarah Leon

Photo courtesy of the brand.

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Altuzarra Fall 2015. “This velvet and lace dress—one of a series that closed the show—didn’t even need Joseph Altuzarra’s signature thigh-high slit to seduce the crowds.” – Karin Nelson

Courtesy of the brand.

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Giulietta Fall 2015 “This lady loves to buck convention, mixing the glamour of 1930s Italy with the ease of a 1970s silhouette.” – Vanessa Lawrence

Courtesy of the designer.

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Isa Arfen Fall 2015 “The ‘70s and ‘90s came together in Isa Arfen’s Fall collection, where thick, rust colored corduroy trousers were paired with a long black vinyl coat.” – Sam Milner

Courtesy of the designer.

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Jason Wu Fall 2015 “A fox and mink floor-length coat—army green has never looked more chic.” – Sam Milner

Courtesy of the designer.

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Visvim Fall 2015 “Hiroshi Nakamura drew inspiration from Vintage Americana, as in this relaxed look with a Southwestern vibe.” – Sam Walker

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Boss Fall 2015 “Jason Wu brought power dressing to Hugo Boss in the form of a standout tailored tweed jacket.” – Rickie de Sole

Courtesy of the designer.

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Anna Sui Fall 2015 “When she’s not cozying up to Vikings, this Valkyrie is staying warm by layering patchwork furs over airy layers printed with mid-century interior décor motifs.” – Vanessa Lawrence

Courtesy of the designer.

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Nonoo Fall 2015 “Misha Nonoo incorporated a strong men’s wear influence into her Fall 2015 collection—from impeccably tailored shirting to this classic maxi coat.” – Rickie de Sole

Courtesy of the designer.

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Jeremy Scott Fall 2015 “Art meets fashion at Jeremy Scott—literally. ” – Armand Limnander

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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 “Peter Copping demonstrated his respect for Oscar de la Renta’s ladylike signatures in his debut collection for the house, but added his own touches with great lace and ruffle details.” – Rickie de Sole

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Proenza Schouler Fall 2015 “Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez staged their outstanding Fall 2015 collection in the Emily Fisher Landau galleries of the former Whitney Museum making guesses at possible art inspirations (was it Beuys for the felted wool? Fontana for the slashes) hard to resist; but this mixed media look was pure Proenza.” – Alix Browne

Courtesy of the designer.

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Ralph Lauren Fall 2015 “A fur parka and suede pants: Ralph Lauren’s luxe vision of casual dressing.” – Armand Limnander

Courtesy of the designer.

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Simon Miller Fall 2015 “Were Dave’s New York run by a cool Japanese designer, you’d have something like Simon Miller’s fall collection— a lineup of suede trench coats, nubby wool work jackets, and perfect patchwork jeans.” – Karin Nelson

Courtesy of the designer.

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The Row Fall 2015 “This collection of cozy knits and soft layers is the stuff urban minimalists dream of.” – Rickie de Sole

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Patrik Ervell Fall 2015 “Amidst the athletic shapes and industrial fabrics we’ve come to expect from Patrik Ervell, the designer debuted new silhouettes, like this Brutalist architecture-inspired number.” – Sam Walker

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Rodarte Fall 2015 “With high-waisted silhouettes, over-the-knee boots, and an artful interplay of rich materials, the Rodarte girls seemed to pick up where they off last spring—and somehow they sent out an even more extraordinary collection.” – Karin Nelson

Courtesy of the designer.

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Diesel Black Gold Fall 2015 “With this week’s arctic temperatures, a Diesel quilted puffer jacket is a need-it-now piece.” – Rickie de Sole

Courtesy of the designer.

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Vera Wang Fall 2015 “If there’s one textile trend to take away from New York Fashion Week it’s vinyl—and no one did it better than Vera Wang in this perfect perfecto.” – Sam Milner

Courtesy of the designer.

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Polo Ralph Lauren Fall 2015 “At Polo Ralph Lauren’s breakfast party, prep-school style got a grunge twist.” – Sam Milner

Courtesy of the designer.

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Baja East Fall 2015 “Although there aren’t quite 50 Shades of Grey in this monochromatic, cozy knitwear look—it still feels very timely.” – Caroline Grosso

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Tory Burch Fall 2015 “With Marrakech on her mind, Tory Burch added a touch of gold detailing to many pieces in her Fall 2015 collection—including this lovely silk dress.” – Nora Milch

Courtesy of the designer.

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Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2015 “Cheeky lace panels and slinky spaghetti straps give this long black dress a hint of seduction.” – Caroline Grosso

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Edun Fall 2015 “The perfect leather trench for fall isn’t made out of leather, or any animal products, for that matter.” – Caroline Grosso

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Veronica Beard Fall 2015 “These white pants and lush fur-collared coat make a strong case for mixing seasonal pieces.” – Caroline Grosso

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 “While many of the looks in the Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 collection literally made statements (“Solidarity” or, say, “Our Future”), this punky plaid, Victorian-inspired skirt and jacket combo spoke for itself.” – Caroline Grosso

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DKNY Fall 2015 “This long, lean coat with a boxy turtleneck and clean-cut trousers makes us cheer for the red, white and blue.” – Caroline Grosso

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Marc Jacobs Fall 2015 “Had she run off with her sexy Russian lover, I could imagine the Dowager Countess really digging Marc Jacobs’s kinky Edwardian collection.” – Karin Nelson

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3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2015 “In the 10th anniversary collection of his namesake line, Phillip Lim used romantic fabrics but gave them an unexpected utilitarian twist, as in the case of this navy wool bonded lace flight jacket.” – Nora Milch

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Calvin Klein Collection Fall 2015 “The ‘60s ruled the Calvin Klein runway, from the mini shift dresses to this A-line, big-buttoned, pea coat—my favorite look of the show.” – Rickie de Sole

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Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2015 “Narciso Rodriguez created a long, lean silhouette with this super combination of ultra high-waisted pants, a floor grazing vest, and triple platform heels.” – Sam Milner

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Zac Posen Fall 2015 “Supermodel Naomi Campbell hit the runway in a fuchsia ballgown—to the delight of anyone with an Instagram account.” – Rickie de Sole

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Suno Fall 2015 “A cozy knit and a fringe skirt feels right on point for Fall 2015.” – Caroline Grosso

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Tanya Taylor Fall 2015 “This pretty printed leather dress in Marsala—Pantone’s color of the year—was one of many great wearable looks at Tanya Taylor’s flirty, feminine show.” – Caroline Grosso

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Lacoste Fall 2015 “A chic tennis dress and coordinating gray jacket is the epitome of off-the-court chic.” – Caroline Grosso

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Hood By Air Fall 2015 “This fur look was luxurious, brimming with street cred, and seemed especially desirable in the unheated Wall Street venue​.” – Caroline Grosso

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Adam Selman Fall 2015 “With cool kids in the audience and Hari Nef strutting down the runway, the vibe at the Adam Selman show was boisterous and fun, as was this body-hugging bow knit dress.” – Caroline Grosso

Photo by Kevin Tachman.

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J. Mendel Fall 2015 “Men’s wear fabrics for women were all over the fall runways, but Gilles Mendel made the trend his own, reimagining a men’s silk evening scarf as a sexy ‘70s evening dress.” – Sam Milner

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