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7 Strange Trends From New York Fashion Week

Boxing gloves made of fur, bizarre pants, and even man shawls.

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Not everything on a runway should be wearable or normal — otherwise you wouldn’t have a fashion show. But each show season several micro-trends pop up that look totally strange. Even stranger is knowing that eventually some of these will catch on. So will you spring for a man shawl or tuxedo-inspired jumpsuit for next fall? Decisions…

1. TUXEDO JUMPSUIT

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What: A hipster’s version of a business suit.
Ideal for: Those who hate picking out a top and bottom but also enjoy layering and pants.

From left: Rachel Comey, Band of Outsiders, Rachel Zoe, and Noon by Noor.

2. FUR MITTENS

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What: Gloves for the person who has never heard of those squishy handwarmers you can get for cheap at REI.
Ideal for: The lady who might get into a fistfight when wearing a really nice outfit, anyone who doesn’t care if their hands look fat.

From left: Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Katie Ermilio.

3. FUR COATS WITH YOGA PANTS

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What: J. Lo’s version of casual.
Ideal for: J. Lo. Also, wealthy people who go to Whole Foods for green juice at 11 a.m.

From left: Michael Kors, Dennis Basso, Betsey Johnson.

4. BAGGY LEATHER PANTS

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What: Leather pants for the woman with thighs. (Finally!)
Ideal for: People other than runway models who have flesh on their thighs! Also, people who hate ingrown hairs! (Rejoice!)

From left: Charlotte Ronson, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Monika Chiang.

5. GENERALLY ODD PANTS OF UNUSUAL PROPORTIONS

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What: A zany alternative to skinny jeans.
Ideal for: The characters on Girls, people who want to bring the ’90s back (so, all of us).

From left: Rachel Comey, Rodarte, Wes Gordon.

6. THE MAN SHAWL

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What: A coat substitute for a man loath to cover up a stylish outfit.
Ideal for: People who want to appear on street style blogs, men who date women who like to borrow their clothes.

From left: Custo Barcelona, Siki Im, Michael Bastian.

7. TURTLENECK HAT

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What: A melding of knit hats and turtlenecks.
Ideal for: Anyone who hates being cold and either is bald or doesn’t give a damn about a bad hair day. Also, the person who just wishes their knit hats showed the slim silhouette of their ears (see: left).

From left: Michael Bastian, Alexander Wang, Moncler Grenoble.

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