The Top 6 Trends Of New York Fashion Week AW17

From desert neutrals to the new denim, here's your go-to guide to all the NYFW trends you'll be wearing come Autumn

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1) The new work uniform

You'll want to add a power suit, career coat and re-worked shirt to your shopping list.

New York Fashion Week was all about that 9-to-5 life, with designers including Proenza Schouler, Michael Kors, Thom Browne, The Row, Gabriela Hearst and more offering up new takes on sleek tailoring in heritage fabrics.

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2) Desert neutrals

Against a backdrop of 100,000 orchids, Ralph Lauren led the way here with his see-now-buy-now collection that was technically SS17 (the clothes hit stores this week), but right in line with the feeling of autumn/winter.

A tonal, nature-inspired palette of sand and bark is the big idea. At Ralph, the look was long, fluid and elegant.

While at Marc Jacobs and Coach, the same palette took on a bold, fun, Seventies feeling. And at Theory, the same colours provided a clean slate for sleek work wear. The beauty of the palette is in the versatility.

3) The throwback coat

The texture should be shaggy and the collar big as hell. (Faux) fur trim is encouraged. Basically the bolder, the better.

Big, glamorous, often Seventies-inspired coats will be the order of the day come next fall, as shown by Marc Jacobs, Coach, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Coach and many more.

4) Winter white on winter white

Less about a single piece, this idea is all about the total look, as seen at Tory Burch, Proenza Schouler, Prabal Gurung, Maryam Nasser Zadeh, Michael Kors and more.

Like camel and slate grey, winter white has an inherent stealth wealth quality to it. That's mostly because the colours look best in rich cashmeres and wools.

Wear it head-to-toe or use your accessories to add a pop of colour.

5) The new denim

The leg is straight with the slightest flare at the bottom to fit over your cowboy boot. You'll want to wear it with a nice stiff denim shirt, or Western-influenced jacket.

For styling cues, see Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, Yeezy Season 5, Adam Selman and more.

6) Western wear

The prairie and old American West was a recurring theme in New York, whether it was the prairie skirts and dresses at Coach, landscape vistas on Thom Browne's outerwear and suiting, grandma quilting worked into the coats and jackets at Calvin Klein, or urban cowgirl denim at Yeezy.

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