New York's Fashion Week concludes after more than 300 shows

Story highlights

  • Fashionista editor: Event gets bigger each year with more participants, more street art
  • Blanket coats, furs, structural outerwear figured prominently, in a nod to the season
  • Layers of textured skirts, sweaters, pants, belts create warm look for fall 2012
  • New York socialite Zelda Kaplan, 95, dies after collapsing at Joanna Mastroianni show
Dark colors, bold patterns and shimmering fabrics emerged as prominent themes from New York's Fall 2012 Fashion Week, which concluded Thursday after a packed schedule of more than 300 shows.
While runway fashion tends to be over the top for most of us mere mortals, it sets the tone for what to expect in stores this fall. With around 320 shows and presentations this season -- a 60% increase from five years ago, according to industry digest Business of Fashion -- that's a big pool of i