Last season, Wayne Lee's knockout ruched minidresses were reason enough to dust off your yoga mat (or dig out those Spanx). This season, she took a more forgiving tack, working a slightly slouchy silhouette and experimenting with sweat suiting. The latter trend has already been picked up by Zara and co., but Lee's leather-accented marbled gray cotton version, worn with a metallic brushed-wool jacket, may be the only outfit you'll want to put on this fall.
A partnership with Saga led to the label's first foray into furs, and the results were characteristically assured. A cropped mink poncho in deep burnt sienna stood out for its clean geometry, while the raccoon trim on a double wool-crepe cape with an enormous hood gave an all-black look the perfect lift.
Fake fur and faux leather were put to good use, too, as part of Lee's strategy to offer pieces at a variety of price points; they held their own among their 100 percent genuine counterparts. Still, when it comes to shopping time, the real-deal baggy leather basketball shorts and the wool culottes with leather insets could prove too charming to resist.
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