Elie Tahari set out to evoke "a Siberian winter covering an urban landscape" with his Fall presentation, which featured architectural fabric installations by Gisela Stromeyer that gave the impression of sweeping glaciers and arctic tundra. The set enhanced the collection, which brimmed with impressive outerwear. A cozy shearling shawl coat that spilled open and a cocoon-shaped, double-faced wool topper in a scratchy plaid pattern both seemed like a luxurious step up for the contemporary label. Ditto goes for several pieces accented with leopard-printed ponyhair. By comparison, the daywear separates here weren't as memorable—with the exception of a signature Tahari sheath, which was updated with intricate braided leather. There was a detectable military influence in menswear items like double-breasted peacoat and leather cargo jackets, which were paired with slim, tailored trousers. The new lineup and the throng of people on the sidewalk trying to get a peek inside the presentation suggested that Tahari still knows how to remain relevant.