I know pre-fall collections get in stores early, but these designers made half summer/half fall weather clothing. They are bright, short,cropped, and tight. Even the coats are minimal. In spite of all that, these three collections are my favorites so far. Photos from Style.com.
Her collection was dazzling. I really loved how Herrera created structured pieces and then blended them with insane color and patterns. Big sleeves and draping were big themes in her collection. She also used color blocking and lush silks which made the clothes look rich. As usual, her evening dresses were phenomenal. She never has a bad collection.
Rachel Roy’s collection started off with floral pastel prints and moved into solid neutrals and cool colors. It seemed like this collection was a mix between the feminine and masculine sides of a women. The pants were either tight like leggings or loose and cropped. The dresses were tight and body conscious, but not too tight that they looked sleazy. This was also another collection that featured draping, but it also featured a mix of textures from soft to rough. The collection looks interesting.
Versace was bright, sharp, and very Italian. The platforms and hemlines were high, but the clothes were even tighter. I liked the detailing on the clothes. There were a lot of panels of fabric going up and down and around the clothes. This collection featured patterns too. I think this whole pattern thing that has been going on for at least two seasons now and is going to stay for at least one more season. So stock up.
Pre-Fall 2010 collections came out last week and they are pretty interesting so far. I usually don’t pay that much attention to resort or pre-fall but everyone kept talking about how cool pre-fall was. I decided to give them a chance. So far everything looks good, but it looks like a continuation from last spring and fall. Photos from Style.com. Part two comes tomorrow.
This collection was a very sharp and serious turn for the young designer. He usually creates funky, laid back sportswear that you can wear anytime and almost anyplace. It reminded me of grown up work wear with a twist because there were a lot of trousers and shorts with trousers underneath. Wang said this collection was for the girl who has “to go to work sometime.”
Christopher Bailey did an awesome job with Burberry’s pre-fall collection. I thought the muted blues, khakis, plums,and blacks were great. The lines were crisp and the tailoring was sharp.This military themed collection went back to the company’s roots, and it worked out great.
Karl Lagerfeld showed a collection in the city that inspired it, Shanghai. The collection was also inspired by the military, so there were Asian prints mixed with Communist military uniforms. I liked how a good majority of the outfits were mostly dark with little bursts of yellow and red. I can also tell you that over the knee boots aren’t going anywhere.
DVF’s collection was colorful and very very youthful. It reminded me of something that the girls on The City or Gossip Girl would wear. The collection was full of cute colors and nifty patterns. There was also an abundance of cropped coats, pants, and shorts. Furstenburg designed a collection that was fun, hip, and cool.
The thing that caught my eye in this collection was the use of orange and the use of patterns. Patterns were used heavily throughout this collection and popped up on blouses and dresses. The color orange was barely used in this collection but stood out to me because of its brightness in a sea of black clothes that I could see women wearing either to work or out at night for a fancy dinner. It was a good solid collection.