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5 major fashion trends you should know about for fall and winter

5 major fashion trends you should know about for fall and winter

The brands that sent their collections down the runway during New York Fashion Week were seriously into burgundy, had a soft spot for velvet, jumped on the jumpsuit silhouette and widely embraced the wide-leg trouser. And they sewed the whole thing up with acres of intricate embroidery, loads of lace and a platoon’s worth of paillettes and other shiny, eye-catching adornments and embellishments.

Taken together, it makes the fall/winter 2017 collections sound thoroughly feminine and romantic. And, while they certainly were that, there was also something else going on — a subtle shift involving powerful women, identity and the state of the world today (a topic related...

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