For much of New York Fashion Week, temperatures hovered on the warmer side of cool. The crowds, in turn, ditched the dark, drab layers that typically characterize the style outside the February shows for more creative outfits.
Some of that creativity came in micro doses. Among the black leather jackets, seemingly a staple for cool days in the city, there were brown leather jackets. Others took bigger risks: exposing midriffs, piling on animal prints and going for gold (the color), which gave dresses, boots and full suits a shine that was hard — impossible, even — to ignore.