February 11, 2014 New York
Chunky, hand-crocheted sweaters and fuzzy mohair pullovers were paired with wool skirts featuring either kicky trumpet shapes or graceful pleating. Other modern proposals included slouchy knit trousers, borrowed-from-the-boyfriend bombers (several of which featured fleecy shearling hoods), and cropped sweaters with built-in shirting details for a cool, layered effect without the fuss. Speaking of layering, outerwear was a clear highlight here. Tahari understands that if there's one item his customer needs this season, it's a statement-making coat to get her through cold months like these. So the lineup offered a range of functional yet fashionable toppers with high points such as a cocoon-ish style cut from bonded tweed, and a standout baby blue number that looked fresh shown with a matching leather biker jacket underneath. Meanwhile, sidewalk-ready accessories like knit beanies, fur trapper hats, and cozy looped scarves added a touch of grit to the mix and underscored the clothes' real-world appeal. Without a doubt, this was a definite step forward for Tahari.