Women's Wear Daily

Top Trends From the American Collections Week

The first season under its new name, the American Collections Calendar marked New York’s second digital fashion season — and with an extended timeline. Designers like Tom Ford, Joseph Altuzarra, Michael Kors, Tory Burch and more are slated to show through April. Within the fall season, designers bridged the fine line between the mood of the current times — embracing cozy, work from home attire — and that of the brighter future ahead, with optimistic, exuberant designs. Here, WWD breaks down the top seven trends from the American Collections week. 1. Knits The biggest trend of NYFW? Knitwear. From sweater dresses and innovative statement knits to sweater vests and head-to-toe knit dressing, the fall season has it all. As seen here in Jonathan Simkhai’s cut-out number, 10 Crosby Derek Lam’s sweater vest and Ulla Johnson’s standout, asymmetrical cable knit dress. From left: Jonathan Simkhai, 10 Crosby Derek Lam and Ulla Johnson.  Courtesy of the Brand 2. Edgy Winter Florals Floral blooms with a darker edge were plentiful this season. Flowers popped up in moody tones, as seen at Prabal Gurung and Tanya Taylor, and with grunge attitude, seen here from R13. From left: Prabal Gurung, R13 and Tanya Taylor.  Courtesy of the Brand 3. The ‘Bridgerton’ Effect As seen during spring 2021

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