Lauren Manoogian’s soft statement at New York Fashion Week

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It’s 2020 and we’re beyond trends. But then what do we wear? That’s a question that it appears Lauren Manoogian, an ApparelMagic client, asked herself with her collection for Fall/Winter 2020.

And the answer? Forget the hero pieces of seasons’ past. Don’t worry about making something instantly recognizable for a celebrity’s instagram post. Instead, make something seasonless, timeless, but somehow as au courant as ever.

Showcasing her line in an Axel Vervoordt-designed suite at the Greenwich Hotel in New York, she complemented the moody, dark ambience with moody, dark layers of her own in the finest knitwear imaginable.

Silhouettes were generous, all the better to show off the dimension of the fabric itself. Robe belts lay uncinched hanging off of waists, scarves were draped effortlessly around the shoulders. More than just the most luxurious throw blankets, though, these pieces were precisely tailored to float just so.

Wrapped in warm, wide expanses of wools and cashmeres, the fits were as relaxed as the models wearing them. In shades of ecrus, taupes, and charcoals, the fabrics hid in the shadows. Mysterious, yes, but also infinitely tactile. You want to walk up to one of Manoogian’s clients and ask to pet a sleeve, paw at a hem. The craftsmanship might be untouchable, but the clothes are the opposite.

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