Tennis-inspired styles, the mid-20th century and shirting are among the trends we’ve picked out from the shows so far at NYFW.

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The US Open held in the city drew to a close at the same time as fashion week was warming up. In fact, the tournament finalist (and eventual runner-up) Novak Djokovic drew one of the most fashionable crowds all week for the charity dinner in aid of his children’s foundation.

All that tennis must have got into the water — Lacoste’s Felipe Oliveira Baptista and English designer Louise Goldin were two of the designers who aced minimalist and sporty skirts, shirts and tennis-style dresses. Meanwhile Band of Outsiders served up knitted tennis sweaters. 

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50s & 60s 

The Marc by Marc Jacobs and Tory Burch collections picked up on 1950s geometric and abstract shapes for their prints (both in pastel colors too, which have emerged as another trend).

Burch and Pamella Rolland also looked to the 1960s: the former offered Peter Pan collars on her sleeveless shift dresses, while the latter provided babydoll shapes and beehive hair inspired by 1960s Cannes. 



Menswear shirting styles have played a strong influence in next spring’s collections. Altuzarra’s unbuttoned silk shirts were paired with matching skirts, both in bold Jermyn Street stripes while his jersey blouse-tops looked like retro men’s undershirts, with popped top buttons expanding the décolletage.

Alexander Wang and Victoria Beckham also had plenty of button-up shirts, but chose to fasten them all the way up for a slightly strict and minimalist yet still street-style effect. – AFP RELAXNEWS