Jul 18, 2018 | By Laura Welch
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L to R: Rodarte, Yigal Azrouel, Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Taylor
Taking a look at the silhouette direction from New York Fashion Week, four major shapes emerged. First, Belt-cinched waists created an hourglass shape, adding a focal element to outerwear, jackets and layers. Mini dresses, with a hemline hitting above the mid-thigh, were worn with opaque hosiery or a key matching component like a thigh-high boot, creating a sleek yet segmented column composed of tight layering. Voluminous pants with a tapered ankle and a pleated waist carried over from spring to persist as a major silhouette for F/W 09. Perhaps a reaction to these uncertain economic times, designers honed in on oversized shoulders to give the illusion of power.
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