New York Fashion Week in Review: Top Ten Trends for Fall

Black is the New Black
Camel and winter white both made strong showings, but on the runway, black is back for fall. Then again, did it ever go anywhere? [Leifsdottir, below]

Designers are moving past the '80s (finally) and into the '90s. Case in point: velvet, which came out in numbers not seen since Clueless times. [Nanette Lepore, below]

Loose, Draped Dresses
For day and night, contemporary labels embraced a more relaxed, figure-forgiving draped shape. I'm all for it--pass the carbs! [Tibi, below]

Collarless Jackets
From classic and Chanel-inspired to architectural and minimalist, collars were in short supply, with designers instead favoring this clean-lined style. [Milly, below]

Fur (and Shearling Too)
PETA alert: Fur was back in full force, from cropped capelets to sleeveless shearling vests, to floor-length minks. Expect many great faux interpretations to hit the racks come fall. [Dennis Basso, below]

Pleated Skirts
There were many maxis, yes, but good-girl-gone-badass pleated skirts stole the show at Fashion Week. [DKNY, below]

Chicer, more dramatic, and potentially warmer than a boring old winter coat, 2010 may be the year that capes finally catch on. [Irina Shabayeva, below]

Cooler than patchwork and more organic than colorblocking, designers pieced together an updated look for dresses, coats, wraps, and other fall staples. [Nicole Miller, below]

Digital Prints
It is the 21st century after all--perhaps it's time we start dressing like it. [Mara Hoffman, below]

Back Interest
Giving new meaning to the term "business in front, party in the back," designers played with peplums, watteaux, and other ways of adding volume in the back of a garment. [Chado Ralph Rucci, below]

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