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New York, I love you: the city’s winter uniforms get a lustrous, sequinned update

Initial reaction:

A love note to New York’s utilitarian uniforms that come out to play at night, with a bejewelled glimmer.

Stand out pieces:

The grey coats – perfect for battling the chilly minus 10 winds felt right now in the city – were encrusted with sequins on one sleeve only. In a break from New York’s default black uniform, masculine Crombie coats and polo necks were rendered in contrasting shades of vermillion red and turquoise.  

New York, New York:

On an LCD screen which backgrounded the runway, tweet sentiments of what New York meant to the designers appeared – enlarged and projected for all to see. “New York is where I can get a dirty water hot dog in my highest heels and not be judged”; “New York is grime and glamour, glitter and guts.” Clichés aplenty, then – but these allusions to contrasts played out in the collection, as coat lapels were bedazzled and black ties embroidered with rhinestones were attached to white shirts, like a badge of honour.