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Strong Shoulders, Big Bellies

The highlights of New York’s recent Fashion Week.

SPRAWLING FROM Bushwick to Bedford, where Ralph Lauren served up burgers and tweeds at his private garage in Westchester, New York Fashion Week gave the stiletto crowd quite a workout. Not only did the shows seem to pay unusual homage to the city, with presentations held in gyms, museums, and a garden, but the best also dug into American culture, from its palmy dreams to its darker, tougher depths. Here, a glance at the most remarkable moments and fashion of the spring 2018 collections.

WITH MORE SHOWS shifting uptown this season—RACHEL COMEY at Flora Bar at the Met Breuer, Oscar de la Renta at Sotheby’s, Derek Lam at the Pool at the former Four Seasons—the collections seemed to acquire more polish. This was certainly Comey’s most sophisticated collection to date: Her quirky denim pieces mixed with gauzy Victorian blouses and a wonderful use of fringe.

Meanwhile, OSCAR DE LA RENTA, the uptown standard-bearer for polish, has now solidly entered a new phase. Co-designers Laura Kim and Fernando

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