Tactile sensation

"Texture mixes, crushed cashmere, clouds of mohair." That was how Michael Kors summed up the tactile sensation of fall dressing. At his show, camel-colored cashmere coats and jackets had a rumpled, lived-in look, reflecting a new kind of relaxed glamour. Comfort dressing doesn't have to mean sweatpants (though there were some of those on the runways — in cashmere, of course). It can mean Kors' cowl-neck mohair sweater dress, Phillip Lim's merino wool poncho, Marc Jacobs' oversized fisherman's cable knit sweater, Rodarte's looped knit skirt or Oscar de la Renta's fuzzy-wuzzy shaggy white tunic, pictured. It can also mean something entirely more dressed up, such as Jason Wu's pink, embroidered gauze ribbon dress, which resembled spun sugar, or Tory Burch's lavender feather skirt. There's always fur too, which turned up on nearly every runway. Those fur-trimmed clutch purses from Kors really had a soft touch.
Jonas Gustavsson and Peter Stigter / For The Times
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