Clear some space in your closets, ladies.
Designers at New York Fashion Week are bringing appetizing fashions to the runway, showcasing innovative outerwear, rich colors and luxurious fabrics for fall. The trends fuse fashion and function, and should get women spending when the items hit shelves around September, experts said.
"Fashion for fall is definitely starting from the outside in," said Tom Julian, director of strategic business development at The Doneger Group, a trend forecasting agency.
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One of the issues that plagued stores in the recent holiday season was lack of a clear fashion trend. Last February, runways were overrun with pieces that, while clean and architectural, lacked a "wow" factor, said Sheila Aimette, vice president of North American content for trend forecaster WGSN.
That's not the case this season.