To sum it up

In a nutshell, this is my quick impression of the spring/summer 2004 collections shown during New York Fashion Week: Beige has replaced black….the pleated skirt has replaced the pencil…the 60’s mod influence that practically defined fall has gone back in time about 40 years and it’s now very much a 20’s thing…Coco Chanel lives and breathes in New York (and everywhere else for that matter)…the mini has been thankfully replaced by the at the knee length…aggressive, hard edged chic is gone and in it’s place there is an elegant, and pretty aesthetic….7th avenue can be dubbed ‘Easy Street’ for spring and summer because of all the relaxed, easy clothing….fashion may or not be ‘cool’ but looking kind of preppy and classic certainly is. And if you want to instantly get a new wardrobe, go to your local notion shop and invest in a variety of ribbons to tie in a bow at the waist or higher (or anywhere at all for that matter).

Posted by Marilyn Kirschner

Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

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