Well, in a pretty boring season, the Dries van Noten show was just as reliably interesting as ever, and I’m utterly smitten with the simple slinky boyfriend cardigan that showed up in look after look — over ball skirts and under blazers. (A boyfriend cardigan under a blazer used to be one of my favorite tricks; I can’t believe I haven’t trotted that one out in awhile.) (And speaking of blazers, I’ll take this one, please.) But the absolute, undeniable showstopper of the season was this epic sleeveless sweater tunic. Fashion people are always trying to amp up the classic cable sweater and I almost always think it just looks overworked and silly, but this? This thing is magnificent.
I’d like to see it with that killer awning-stripe skort, and the plaid trousers. Heaven.
PREVIOUSLY in Fall 2016: M.Patmos’ blanket-cardigan
Um. Now normally I’m sort of allergic to a hyphenate. But this cabled ivory blanket-wrap-cardigan — a big rectangle with pockets and a button band — is so good I don’t even know what to say about it. Other than well played M.Patmos, well played.
PREVIOUSLY in Fall 2016: Hat hair
The many weeks of Fall 2016 Fashion Week have begun, and I love the Steven Alan collection just as much as I always do. It’s just what it always is: simple and classic with a tiny bit of an edge, always a little something unexpected. There’s really never anything I don’t like — and I like everything about this one. But what I like best here are the simple ribbed beanies; and this messy, loopy, off-center pony-bun; and most of all, the way the beanie looks on this pony-bun.