Fashion editors, buyers and fans braved heavy rain and a freezing New York morning for one thing only: a fall/winter 2017 collection of classic, wearable clothes. There was a British feel with heritage fabrics and a color palette inspired by a gentleman’s club oxblood, navy and black mixed with more feminine rose-beige, powder blue and lipstick red.

Without explicitly referencing Donald Trump’s rocky first weeks as president and Brexit back home, she evoked the uncertain political times. “There is so much going on at the moment in the world and I think that we have to be optimistic. We have to be positive,” she said.