Boy & Girl by Band of Outsiders

New York: There was an umbrella Western theme at Band of Outsiders this season that designer Scott Sternberg translated for each of the brand’s three labels. Both of Sternberg’s women’s collections, the more feminine “Girl” and the menswear-inspired “Boy,” were strong, with romantic prairie wear characterizing the former, and looks for the latter ranging from pajama-like printed silk separates to seductive tuxedo-inspired gowns. Ensembles that crossed soft and strong were appealing, such as a few in which tailored floor-grazing coats were styled over fluid under layers. Masculine balanced feminine, and the show’s white opening was balanced by an all-black finale. Ditsy florals, critter prints, paisleys and plaids decorated throughout. —Whitney Kessler

Silhouette: Long and fluid / Slouchy / Triangular

Color: Dusty mint / Cream / Powdery grey / Putty / Indigo / Navy / Crimson / Camel / Primary yellow / Teal / Fiery red / Warm cloudy blue / Matte black

Key Items: Prairie dress / Pintucked blouse / Pleated skirt / Fur jacket / Double-breasted blazer / Lounge pant / Cropped trouser / Floor-grazing trench / Jumpsuit / Tuxedo gown

Materials: Chiffon / Woolen suitings / Shearling / Hairy sweater knits / Satin / Ink-dyed furs / Alpaca

Print + Pattern: Romantic ditsy florals / Rustic feather motif / Fading plaids and paisleys / Bold stripes / Color-blocked abstract pattern / Conversational critter prints and embroideries

Details + Trim: High-low hems / Smocking / Zipper closures / Funnel and halter necks / Tiers / Band collars / Pleats and pintucks / Fur sleeves / Embroidery

Accessories + Footwear: Round-toed boots with buckled strap details / Thick ribbed socks / Southwestern medallion necklaces / Fur scarves


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