Trend: Stark Victory

Fashion makes a clean break for fall.


Designers are heeding the less-is-more motto. Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa, Yves Saint Laurent’s Stefano Pilati and Marc Jacobs are only a few who are stripping down clothes to the plain and spare. But with a stark palette and an exact silhouette, the mood is more than just pared-down minimal; it’s decidedly austere.Another case in point is Yeohlee Teng, whose collection was inspired in part by the Shakers. It doesn’t get simpler than that.

Fashion assistant: Brian O’connor