Fall 2016 NYFW has come to a close. Although the season has been full of new clothes, it feels like the last several seasons: More of the same looks, trends and key pieces. As Cathy Horn asks, who will lead American fashion:
"It sometimes seems, in fact, that the industry has splintered into three completely separate businesses — the celebrity lines, the trendy-casual stuff that consumes most of the space (and slowly kills you with its banality), and the elite brands like Oscar de la Renta. There’s no real leader, though, in American fashion. We have stars, bona fide talent (Narciso Rodriguez) and conceptual playmakers (thank you, Marc Jacobs), but what we desperately need is someone who can challenge and ignite the whole industry. Raise the bar, because it’s pretty low right now."
- Cathy Horn, The Cut