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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. 
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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. 
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3. The ‘Bridgerton’ Effect
As seen during spring 2021

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7 Emerging Rtw Brands That Stood Out During American Collections Week

Duncan
Year founded: 2019
Design aesthetic: After-dark glamour: a focus on tailoring and modest dress with an edge.
Inspiration: A love letter to New York, inspired by founder Michelle Duncan’s time spent as a tourist in her own city. Over the holidays, Duncan took advantage of the pandemic-driven, tourist-less city to explore popular sites that she had never visited before. “Even though it’s quiet, this is the greatest city in the world,” she told WWD. Duncan interpreted this love into architectural lines, fine tailoring and a moody élan.
Key pieces: Tailored separates inspired by classic men’s wear, but fitted to accentuate the female form: an Italian gray overcoat, two new trousers (one wide-leg, high-waisted, the other cropped and with fishtail backs, a cropped blazer with signature bleeding heart embroidered decoration). The introduction of moody, deep black, velvet dresses for nights out — a dramatic, cupcake version or slinky body-hugging number with a sweetheart neckline and nipped waist. Updated pleated skirts and modest dresses zhuzhed up with metal grommets, elongated pleated collars and beaded embroideries.

A look from Duncan. Courtesy of Duncan 
Courtesy of Duncan

Marcell von Berlin
Year founded: 2012
Design aesthetic: The label has offered modern streetwear and statement pieces with an urban edge since its inception in Berlin. Due to its celebrity

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With Definition Please, Sujata Day Learned To Say Yes To Herself

The actress and filmmaker on her directorial debut, shattering the model minority myth, and bringing humor to the most serious of topics.

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Susanne Bier Answers Your Burning The Undoing Questions

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47 Stylish Gifts for Men

Shopping for men can be quite the cumbersome task. Whether it’s for your father, son, brother, husband or any guy really, WWD rounds up the 47 best gifts for the stylish man in your inner circle.
 
1. Amalgam The Porsche 917K — 1970 Daytona Winner — Road & Track Edition
Created by Amalgam, the esteemed model car brand, the Porsche 917K — 1970 Daytona Winner — Road & Track Edition, $795, is a perfectly detailed model at 1:18 of one of the most iconic cars in the history of motorsport. The model is accompanied by a small booklet with miniaturized facsimiles of the articles published by Road & Track magazine about the car over the decades since 1970.

Amalgam The Porsche 917K — 1970 Daytona Winner — Road & Track Edition 
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2. Ami Beanie
Ami’s Black Wool Pom-topped beanie, $150 from the Ami Paris Holiday capsule collection.

Ami beanie 

3. Baccarat Four Elements Triple Old-Fashion Tumblers, Set of 4
Handcrafted set of four assorted glasses, $550, Inspired by the four elements (Earth, Fire, Air, Water) that make the legendary Baccarat crystal. Now available in a larger, triple old-fashion format.

Baccarat Four Elements Triple Old-Fashion Tumblers, set of four. 

4. Barbour Gold Standard Supa-Beaufort Wax Jacket
Barbour Gold Standard takes inspiration

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Luxe Patterned Flannel Shirts – Burberry Garners Attention with the Contrast Check Cotton Flannel (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) Luxury fashion house Burberry introduces a new piece that is undoubtedly captivating the attention of fashion lovers with the launch of the Contrast Check Cotton Flannel Reconstructed Shirt. The…

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Get to Know: Kepler

A look from The Empress collection. 
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During a global crisis and through a roller-coaster of emotions, Kepler designers Jaimee McKenna and Alexandra Hadjikyriacou have enjoyed a slow and mindful pace that has allowed designing to feel the most liberating. The timeless and otherworldly brand, as the girls described it, is focused on the construction of the pieces. With backgrounds in textiles, most pieces are made by hand or have a handcrafted element and “we think that speaks volumes,” said the designers. 
Planet Kepler is inspired by landscapes, natural materials, the contours of the Earth and geology, as well as the arts and culture and all things creative. Their most recent collection, for example, was inspired by The Empress, who represents all the zodiac signs, said McKenna and Hadjikyriacou. A fine black pullover top from the collection, for instance, illustrates the hand embroidery of symbols. 

A look from The Empress collection. 
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The duo works as a balanced yin and yang and would like to inspire people to buy into made-to-order, bespoke and hand-created pieces. Moving forward, the duo will continue to make the brand as ethical and sustainable as possible by “exploring not just our own craft, but introducing other traditional crafts and

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Chic Sustainable Coat Collections – The Campaign for Wool & Holt Renfrew Debut an Exclusive Line (TrendHunter.com)


(TrendHunter.com) The Campaign for Wool—which is initiated by its Patron, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales—and Holt Renfrew launched a sustainable coat collection that “brings together a diverse…

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EXCLUSIVE: First Look at Givenchy by Matthew Williams

The white, fringed organza coat has clean, angular lines and flecks of shine; the top is laser cut, and the pants are straight, ending in a long, stiffened cuff.
In a WWD exclusive, Matthew Williams, the new creative director of Givenchy, shared the first full women’s look from his debut spring 2021 collection, to be unveiled tonight in Paris.
The silhouette suggests a tailoring-driven approach to the storied French couture house, while reflecting the modernism associated with Williams’ 1017 Alyx 9SM brand and his obsession with cutting-edge craftsmanship.
The 425,000 people who follow the American designer on Instagram would have noticed him wearing intensely shredded jeans of late, foreshadowing the surface texture of his Givenchy top, the horizontal shreds of fil coupé jacquard mounted on organza.

A look from Givenchy’s spring 2021 collection designed by Matthew Williams. 
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It’s also clear Williams didn’t wipe the product slate clean. His first look is accessorized by a new version of Givenchy’s hit Antigona bag, with elongated straps and a more streamlined élan. It was first introduced a decade ago.
A key ringleader of the luxury streetwear scene, Williams joined Givenchy last June and became the French house’s seventh couturier. At the time, the designer vowed that Givenchy’s new

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Selena Gomez Demands Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg Shut Down ‘Hate Speech’ Groups

“I am calling on you both to HELP STOP THIS.”