If designers were graded on their ability to hit as many trends as possible in a single runway show, Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala would have scored highest marks. Army green fatigue jackets and cargo pants? Check. Black leather paired with gray sweatshirts? Check. Navajo-blanket coats, nylon flight jackets, and raccoon tails clipped to belt loops? Check, check, and check. What the William Rast
collection lacked in a singular theme (or deeper message), it made up for with a slick patina and groovy threads that could have been nicked directly from the models' own closets.
Denim was less of a focus this season, suggesting the designers are aiming to expand their reach. The selection of leather was the strongest draw, particularly the quilted moto vests, leggings, and a twill and leather combo jacket. This isn't "important" fashion, but it passes the all-important cool test with flying colors.