Ms. Warmoes is inclined these days to shop her closet. “I’m not looking for anything really zany or new,” she said.
Vanessa Traina, a high-profile stylist and luxury-brand consultant, seemed to share that mood. She strolled the avenue wearing a cream-colored Aran sweater and matching skirt, both timeworn Calvin Klein. “I’m just bringing back everything I’d put to bed,” Ms. Traina said.
As far back as two years ago, Mr. Burke began noticing troops of young style setters adopting calf-length skirts, pleated trousers and logo scarves coiled at the throat, looks mirrored only recently on the runways.
“It seems ironic that some major rebels of the runway — Riccardo Tisci of Burberry, Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga and Hedi Slimane — have been responding to rather than anticipating this shift,” he said.
Dodging trends is the trend, said Taylor Bliss, a 28-year-old decorator. Ms. Bliss was enveloped in a toffee-tone wool coat and matching trousers. “These are classics that I can wear through multiple seasons,” she said, adding that her contemporaries feel much the same way. “Girls just want to buy things that will last.”
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