15 December 2010

Pre-Fall round up so far!

 

Right between the two main seasons, (those bi-annual month-long round of fashion weeks) we find ourselves in "Pre-Fall". Often these collection are presented in lookbook form rather than live catwalk shows or showroom presentations. And they are often calmer, more wearable continuations of the sometimes rather exaggerated catwalk creations we see for Spring / Summer, and Autumn / Winter. Here we have picked four of our favourite pre-Fall collections so far.

Burberry Prosum, has gone uber wearable – as cosy, if you like, as a trench coat can be. Other looks included adorable soft sweaters tightly cinched with obi belts and boot-cut trousers in a velvety, jewel palette. 

 

Onto Diane Von Furstenberg, who has recently appointed a new designer; Yvan Mispelaere, and we are LOVING his work en ce moment. Continuing the sort of "Seventies Mom" look exemplified by Chloe and Celine this year, DVF showed a slightly more colourful version for the pre-Fall collection with A-line skirts, shiny leather knee-high boots, long line cardigans, and lashings of camel alongside aqua, teal and burnt orange. The model even wore a headscarf for some looks. Fab.

 

Karl Lagerfeld looked to the East, or to be more precise, to where East meets West, i.e. Turkey, for Chanel’s pre-Fall offering. The collection was extremely comprehensive, with dillions (more than 60!) looks ranging from sumptuous navy coats to tweed suits to silk satin eveningwear. Everything came in a dark, reserved colourway, with golden and jewel embellishment punctuating the navy, midnight blue, teal and deep plum looks. We are also big fans of the gold headbands and over the top amounts of jewellery that came piled on each model.

 

Finally, Calvin Klein, inventor of modern minimalism, offered up a range of slick, surgical looks for pre-fall either in all black or all white. We liked the longer line and the way neat knee-length skirts were paired with extremely tidy jackets.

- Naomi Attwood


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