Special to The Washington Post.

Special to The Washington Post.

NEW YORK It's one of those fashion conundrums that when it's 85 degrees Fahrenheit outside, we're photographing clothing you could wear in a deep freeze. Such was the case in mid-August when Fashion Washington headed to New York to shoot its September issue. Paper artist Brooke Mowrey came to the rescue, fashioning a fall fantasy of paper leaves and thistles, the backdrop for the season's trends of oversize coats, cozy knitwear, rich brocades and fun furs. Kind of makes you feel a stiff breeze coming.

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It's a whole new season of exaggerated shapes and sizes and textures, all bundled up in cozy fashion packages. Model Tiana sports an oversize Stella McCartney textured wool pullover ($2,745, www.saksfifthavenue.com) and burgundy cashmere scarf ($445, Amina Rubinacci) over LaMarque leggings ($695, www.lamarquecollection.com). Accessories include Mulberry's ladylike handbag ($1,500, www.mulberry.com) and Tory Burch floral-printed sneakers ($185, Tory Burch stores and www.toryburch.com). Her big gold ring with gold ball is $68 from Circa Sixty Three (circasixtythree.com). For a more pricey alternative, consider the 18k gold jewelry from Tiffany & Co.'s new Tiffany T collection ($1,200 to $5,500).

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Heading into the new season, model Tiana sports a turban fashioned from a white cashmere scarf, $445, and wears a wool-cashmere-blend sweater jacket in navy and off-white with black trim, $1,490, both from Amina Rubinacci, an Italian womenswear boutique in Washington. The sweater jacket is layered over a striped Suno sweater, $595, and Vince leather straight-leg pants, $1,095, both from Saks Fifth Avenue New York and www.saksfifthavenue.com. A Nancy Gonzalez large green crocodile tote ($3,550, available in other colors from Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus stores) and Prada ankle-strap wedges complete the look.

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Model Clara pulls on her anthracite-and-nuvola (off-white) cashmere-blend Flora sweater coat ($970, Amina Rubinacci) over a charcoal wool neckpiece ($390, www.tomenyc.com) and black cashmere shell with silk trim ($450, Amina Rubinacci), paired with a leather pleated full skirt with exposed zipper closure at front ($1,200, www.tibi.com). Bling is courtesy of gold-and-black bauble necklace ($1,000, www.circasixtythree.com).

Fun accents: a furry clutch from Nancy Gonzalez ($2,350, special order, Bergdorf Goodman, New York) and red-and-black Savona bootie from Gio Diev ($875, www.giodiev.com).

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Model Clara wears a Michael Kors vanilla wool melton coat ($2,795, www.saksfifthavenue.com) over a Georgette sheer blouse from Prada, Tory Burch green and black fur vest, $795, and tapestry skirt, $350, both available at www.toryburch.com. Stella McCartney triple-sole platform loafers ($995, Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase, Md., and www.stellamccartney.com) complete the outfit.

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Models Clara and Tiana sit pretty on a teak bench. Tiana, left, wears a black lace shirt over Derek Lam leather culottes ($2,690, Shopbop.com), Tory Burch pumps ($395, www.toryburch.com). Clara is a study in contrast in a dark green cape with toggle closure, part of the Massimo Dutti Equestrian Collection ($350, Massimo Dutti in Washington and www.massimodutti.com), Tibi jacquard skirt ($550, Shopbop.com and other outlets), Mansoor Scott stone gray pullover ($395, www.mansoorscott.com) and high-heeled Mulberry booties ($895, www.mulberry.com).

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Model Tiana wraps up in the season's favorite color with this gray Mansoor Scott "coatigan" ($595, www.mansoorscott.com). Accents are her Nancy Gonzalez bucket bag ($3,450, Bergdorf Goodman; other colors, www.bergdorfgoodman.com) and Peace Treaty double dangling fringed earrings ($180,www.apeacetreaty.com).

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Kelly is editor of MyLittleBird.com, a Washington-based women's-eye view of fashion, design and culture. A version of this story appeared in Fashion Washington, a Washington Post fashion and lifestyle monthly magazine.

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