At New York Fashion Week, it’s cold outside but on the runways layers and heavy coats reign

A design from Prabal Gurung’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection.
A design from Prabal Gurung’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection.DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

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Neither snow nor rain nor cold nor gloom can stop the crop tops, the mini dresses, and those very precarious heels from slogging down the ice-covered sidewalks at New York Fashion Week as designers show their Fall/Winter 2014 collections. With so many shows fanned out across Manhattan, and even Brooklyn, this year’s fashionable crowd has adapted -- albeit slightly. “Last year I didn’t bother with a coat, because it would have obscured my dresses,” said one show attendee. “This year I’ve compromised. I’m wearing it half the time.”

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