Gender neutral trends dominate F/W 2016 runways

Helen Yarmak’s Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Week show showcased many trendy furry looks that anyone can try.

With Men’s New York Fashion Week ending and women’s nearly over, several overlapping trends emerged from the two shows amongst both genders. From outerwear and winter accessories to metallics and athleisure, the Fall/Winter 2016 season has many gender-neutral trends worth trying. 

Gender-Neutral

Hats: Both men and women collections top their looks with crochet and knit hats as well as beanies and floppy fedoras.

Metallics: Donned by women in slinky dresses and camisoles, and by men in long coats, metallics dominated the runways of Saunders, Calvin Klein and Versace.

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Fleece and fur coats: For the fall/winter collections when theweather generally tends to drop it would only make sense that designers are focusing on making stunning outerwear. Functionality is key in the winter and fashion no longer needs to be sacrificed.

Women’s Trends

Color: Contrary to popular belief, the winter wardrobe no longer needs to be limited to minimalistic colors. Yellows, fuchsias, bright blues and greens were seen throughout Fashion Week but especially on dresses and jackets.

Bold prints: Skirts and long dresses made strong statements on the womenswear runways in various bold prints. The skirts and dresses took center stage as they were styled with tights, cropped jackets and collared shirts of
solid colors.

Furry accessories: Helen Yarmak and Demoo Parkchoonmoo featured hand warmers, fur hats, headbands and many other winterwear accessories.

Men’s Trends

Athleisure + sneakers: Athleisure is not going anywhere. Fitted joggers were tailored and more structured, allowing men to wear these comfy bottoms anywhere, including work. The Wood House label did a brilliant job of moving this trend from the trendy streets to the professional workplace. Sneakers also continue to complement several
menswear collections.

Checks: Pants, suits and overcoats in various colored check prints made a strong comeback. Exuding a mod and dapper aesthetic, Eidos and Suitsupply created versatile designs
for menswear.

Bombers: In addition to the warm coats of fur and shearling, bombers were everywhere from Givenchy to Moschino, often serving as the centerpiece of the outfit.

A version of this article appeared in the Feb. 16 print edition. Email Gabriella Bower at [email protected]

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