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Standout New York Fashion Week trends: shirtdresses, flare for the leg and a serious orange crush

Standout New York Fashion Week trends: shirtdresses, flare for the leg and a serious orange crush

There were no seasonal trends coming out of the recently wrapped round of New York Fashion Week shows. But don’t panic. It’s not because the wheels somehow fell off the fashion bus, dooming us to a future of wearing sackcloth and ashes.

It’s simply because the fashion industry is in the middle of a grand experiment with the see now / buy now fashion-show format — that is, presenting collections the consumer can buy now instead of four to six months from now.

The result is that while some designers opted to present fall/winter 2016 wares, others followed the traditional route of showing spring/summer 2017 pieces — and some showed a...

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