The blanket scarf is by far one of the most popular statement styles for fall and winter 2015-16.
Variations include sherpa-lined patchwork, graphic printed or the lined styles.
Volume is having a moment in outwear and knitwear. Oversized sweaters take on the rounded shape that emerged on coats with dropped shoulders. Voluminous or long sleeves add to the elongated silhouettes while necklines very from classic crews to turtlenecks. Mixed stitch details provide a novelty outlet to XL shapes.
The single most important direction in skirts and dresses is the midi, short for mid-calf shape. After several introductory seasons, the midi now reaches a broad audience, appealing to both women’s and young contemporary markets. Most relevant on skirts, slim styles feature details like center slits and flared hems. Fuller dirndi skirts offer variation with A-line, asymmetric, fitted seams or pleats.
As the most casual outerwear must-have, the parka or related anorak jacket are full-on utility staples. Patch pockets are a necessity, along with functional drawstring waists or quarter zips. Optional hoods channel a luxury message with fur trim while other novelty updates include quilting or mixed media applications.