Pre Fall collections round up

15 January 2010

Versace Versace

Flights are being booked, killer outfits planned and pencils sharpened. Yep, while the fashion world is gearing up for the AW10 shows which will start next month in New York, over the last few weeks pictures have been trickling in from the more established designers’ Pre Fall collections. These are the clothes that will be in the shops before the AW looks which are to be shown in February. We know autumn is a while away yet, but we’ve perused these mini collections to bring our Grazia Daily highlights.

Versace (top) – in a bit of a new direction for the Italian super brand, this gorgeously colourful collection comprises a lot of daytime looks with a sharp-shouldered silhouette, mini miniskirts and platform ankle boots. Optimistic colours are splashed onto the looks and prints have a Japanese floral feel. All you need to complement this collection are a great pair of pins!

 Louis VuittonLouis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton – After the afro-wigged, furry-clogged sensation of SS10, Marc Jacobs delivered a sumptuous and cosy looking Pre Fall collection. A major theme was giant woollen socks; both over and under the knee – which not only lifted the mood of the coats, ponchos and wool dresses, but will doubtless fly off the shelves later in the year when they come out.


BalenciagaNicholas Ghesquière doesn’t do bland, and these ensembles are anything but. Giant curved structures enhance many of the pieces like jodhpur trousers, and crescent-sleeved jackets. Colours were full-on, down to the tights in primary brights with opaque and sheer panels.  


Celine – Fashion editors everywhere rejoiced when Phoebe Philo ended her career-break to take over at French brand Celine. Although she is known as a minimalist, this collection had plenty to tempt the eye. Her cleverly cut clothes were enhanced by a use of primary brights as well as several luxurious feathered pieces. We love this tomato red daytime look.  

 Proenza SchoulerProenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler – This hip New York label are happy to be described as ‘youthful’ but in this collection they’ve turned to what look like school uniforms for inspiration. Delicious duffel coats, knits layered over blouses, and in a lovely touch – black piping on cream giving shirts and dresses a graphic touch. Meanwhile, the stripy ‘tie-dye’ look of SS10 made a second appearance onto knits albeit in a more muted palette. Yummy.

-Naomi Attwood


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