We draw inspiration from the scene at Lincoln Center during the Fall/Winter 2012-13 New York Fashion Week.
Perhaps it was the unpredictable temperatures that caused many attendees to opt for cozy separates and sensibleâ€”although highly fashionableâ€”footwear. We saw a casual side of fur, with fur vests being paired with nearly everything, including one of the dominant trends of the current spring season, the floral pant. Another furry detail that made the mark was the highly photographed kitty sweater, sure to spark a major trend next summer. Instead of lugging around hefty umbrellas, some editors opted for the convenience of a baseball cap, making this all-American topper a breakthrough accessory of the week.
Street style trend #1: Floral pants
As seen on: Jenna Lyons, Taylor Tomasi Hill, Elin Kling, and Sarah Rutson.
Despite the cold temperatures, fashion show-goers added a spring touch with floral trousers, a ubiquitous fixture on all the leading street style blogs. Trendsetter and J.Crewâ€™s creative director Jenna Lyons wore black and white silk trousers to her Fall 2012 presentation, paired with a beige sweater and green pointy-toe pumps. On the brighter end, Moda Operandiâ€™s Taylor Tomasi Hill â€“ a street style favourite â€“ sported colorful red and purple pants, paired with a winter fur trimmed green blazer and black and white strappy pumps.
Street style trend #2: Cat sweaters
As seen on: Susie Lau (Style Bubble), Hanneli Mustaparta, and Susan Cernek.
2011 may have been the year of the canine, thanks to Balenciagaâ€™s highly covetable dog intarsia sweater. But this year, cats take the throne as the most fashionable animal, thanks to a couple of stylish bloggers. Susie Lau and Hanneli Mustaparta both sported yet-to-be-released kitty sweaters by Opening Ceremony, causing worldwide style blog fashion buzz. This adorable little crop sweater will undoubtedly spawn many copycatsâ€”watch out for feline domination.
Street style trend #3: Fur vests
As seen on: Joanna Hillman, Giovanna Bataglia, Mary Kate Steinmiller, and Leandra Medine (The Man Repeller).
Fur was everywhere, but rather than glamorous coats, fur took on a more sporty approach this time around: sleevelessâ€™ vests. The New York Timesâ€™ Bill Cunningham, a street style pioneer, dedicated a sizeable chunk of his â€śOn the Streetâ€ť feature to this furry trend. We saw Harperâ€™s Bazaar Joanna Hillman sporting a hooded fur vest from The Row, paired with a very chic navy jumpsuit. For extra warmth, Giovanna Bataglia sported her fur vest underneath her parka in a rare sporty ensemble from this Italian editor.
More trends seen at New York Fashion Week on the next page...