With New York Fashion Week on the horizon—set for September 8 – 15 in exclusive locations throughout the city—fashion is on the mind of every traveler flying Tradewind into New York from Boston, Stowe, Nantucket, or Martha’s Vineyard.
We’ve gone runway to runway to bring you a jetsetter’s seasonal style guide for fall 2016, including unprecedented styles and refreshed classics from top-tier designers like Vera Wang and Marchesa.
As the centerpiece of an ensemble or as an elegant accent, fur is a focal point of designer collections this season. The luxe favorite is appearing in statement jackets and semi-structured stoles like this lovely piece from Prabal Gurung, and it’s the perfect adornment for cooler temperatures.
Women’s pantsuits have never truly gone out of style, but this season’s inspiring designs breathe new life into the smart set. Designers like Altuzarra are pairing the suits with more casual footwear for a tailored but dressed down day look, and the pinstripe trend is taking over the runway.
Printed maxis continue to be a highlight in womenswear, but this year’s collections are more elegant than ever before with versatile looks that can be worn in the evening or with booties during the day. Consider pieces like this Altuzarra gown the luxury equivalent of laidback Coachella style.
Cut slim or layered with chunky fall knits, today’s jumpers are not the childlike garments you might be imagining. Designers like Jason Wu are embracing jumpers over dresses this season, and the tailored pieces are appearing in a variety of styles from classic plaid to elegant cut-outs.
For several years, short leather jackets have been making their way into every urban chic closet, but this season the trend is leather trench coats from skilled designers like Chloé. Leather outerwear can be found in an array of street-ready styles, including the glossy coats that were a favorite at New York Fashion Week in February.
Chokers are no longer reserved for ‘90s grunge style. Fall’s statement neckpieces come in elegant designs from the likes of talented designers like Jonathan Simkhai and can be worn with any attire from pantsuits to blouses and full skirts. And when it comes to choker style, wider is better this season.
The classic fall palette has an unexpected addition this fall. From delicate pinks to deeper shades of blush, designers like Tibi are incorporating rose into their designs. Don a rose cocktail dress, jacket, or pantsuit to combat the season’s standard earthy tones.
Luxe fabrics are elevating every outfit this fall with velvet blazers, cocktail dresses, and slacks transitioning from the runway to the streets. Many designers have adopted the Renaissance style with bell sleeves and corset-inspired gowns, while others like Vanessa Seward have created velvet sets fit for any occasion.