|(New York Fashion Week) Designers suggest discarding trends
Is it ever OK to _ gasp! _ step away from a trend? Yes, say some of the stylists, editors and designers gathered for New York Fashion Week.
After all, not everybody can or wants to pull on skimpy bra and cropped tops, a couple of styles popping up with some frequency by Tuesday, the sixth day of fashion week.
So who can skip a trend? Brad Goreski of Bravo's “It's a Brad, Brad World,'' said anybody can, if they know themselves well enough.
“Know your personal style. It all comes down to this,'' he told The Associated Press. “You want to challenge yourself to try different things.'' That, he said, means risking those “fashion fails,'' which is just fine, Goreski said.
Katie Holmes, while shopping the collection (pictured) she showed as half of Holmes & Yang, agreed. Just maybe not so much for herself and a bra top she and Jeanne Yang created.
“I wonder if I could rock the bra top. I don't know where I think I'm wearing it to rock the bra top, but it's good to try. Maybe I'll wear it to Starbucks,'' Holmes said with a laugh.
Avril Graham of Harper's Bazaar said the prevalence of cutouts and bare midriffs on the runways certainly requires “a will, a swagger, some confidence.''
And tricks if you can't step away from trends, Goreski said. For example, he suggested, wear a high-waist skirt or jeans with a cropped shirt for just a sliver of skin.