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The brand’s fall collection borrowed from Eskimos, Inuits, Native Americans and Siberians _ with a few ‘70s skiers thrown in, according to notes from designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville.

The result was a mashup of texture, silhouettes and color that Vogue market director Meredith Melling Burke said was one of the duo’s strongest collections. “It fit their customers, who really wear street-style clothes. They can use all these knits with the denim they have,” she said.

Legwarmers _ yes, legwarmers, these with gold zippers up the back _ had a strong presence on the runway in a SoHo loft space.

Backstage after the show, Neville picked an orange-blue-black-and-ivory wool gauze skirt, worn with a blue-and-white top and matching legwarmers as one of his favorites and representative of the overall aesthetic.


There’s something to be said for getting your glam on every day. Allow Peter Som to help you with that.

Pewter-color sequined pants for work? No problem when paired with a gray cardigan and printed blouse. Facing serious winter weather? A mink-lined twill parka slides right over an orange, lace-bonded tweed suit.

The head-to-toe look of a lace herringbone coat and skirt with a white crepe shirt, and the coordinated floral-print lining of a twill-leather-and-fox coat with a sheath dress, are for women ready for a polished-yet-unstuffy look.

“It’s a young luxury,” said Tommy Hilfiger from his front-row seat. “Peter speaks to a younger woman, but not someone who is flamboyant.”

In addition to his own collection, Som serves as a design consultant for Hilfiger.

Som might have gotten carried away on some outfits, though, especially with the fur sleeves that bulked up some of his outerwear and a fawn-colored dress with tiers of ruffles around the bodice that added fabric where most women don’t want it.


Zac Posen toned it down for his contemporary Z Spoke label this season. No big runway production for New York Fashion Week. No wild fruit prints. And certainly none of the theatrics that Posen was famous for with his signature label, which now gets previewed in Paris.

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