Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Favorite Pre-Fall 2014 Collections (Part 1)

The month-long bevy of ready-to-wear shows can feel so much like a circus that we tend to forget the interim seasons: cruise and pre-fall, for example. Not only do cruise and pre-fall give us insight into the upcoming collections, they're a great way to conquer the summer style slump and winter blues (respectively).  Let's give pre-fall collections the attention they deserve, shall we? Check out these sartorially superior shows (in no particular order).

1. Belstaff

There's something so comforting, not to mention very wearable, about a healthy blend of luxe knits and tailored separates. After all, isn't it everyone's dream to look super posh while feeling extremely comfortable? Tweed textiles and pleated skirts get a super modernized makeover. Or, if you're more of a tomboy, slouchy pants and a slick blazer are pure perfection. Gone are the days when Belstaff was associated with luxe motto. Now,  the brand is the definition of ultra chic. (Photo)
2. Chloé

Once in a blue moon, there comes a collection that is so fantastic, you want every single piece. For me, it's Chloé's Pre-Fall collection. Clare Waight Keller's signature flirty ruffles and frills are combined with geometric lines and grids. With micro-prints and wintry textiles, Chloé's aesthetic is reinvented whilst staying true to its M.O. Translation? it's perfect. But enough gushing, can we please talk about the fantastic outerwear? Piped capes and fur paneled coats-- I'll have it all.    (Photo)
3. Vera Wang

Wedding gown expert Vera Wang has officially figured out the formula for a stellar  collection: loads of separates, fitted silhouettes, baggy shapes, and a lot of glitz! I love this collection because it feels like one super trendy girl's covetable wardrobe. She's the style savant who can look uptown glam or downtown cool.  The beaded top and metallic skirt combination is ideal for drinks with this fashion maven's friends, while the fitted trousers are perfect for her 9 to 5 life. And that silver dress would've been the best New Year's Eve dress. Cher, I also wish I could turn back time! (Photo)
4. Theory

For sleek minimalism with maximum impact, look no further than Olivier Theysken's latest Theory collection. Fortunately, all the essentials are ready and waiting for us. Shirt dress? Check. Playsuit? Of course. A  chill schoolgirl ensemble? Naturally. But what if you craving some boho chic threads?  Theory has a slew of midi dresses and skirts. Embellished, knit, and layered--take your pick!  (Photo)
5. Erdem

Metallics, lace, and florals-- what more could a girly girl possibly dream of? Season after season, designer Erdem Moralioglu takes fearlessly feminine fripperies and gives them an au courant twist. Whether you're going to work or a night on the town. Erdem is always perfect for a streamlined, yet girly ensemble. The brand's versatility while remaining true to its brand identity that makes Erdem one of my all time favorites! (Photo)
6. Narciso Rodriguez 

Narciso Rodriguez is almost synonymous for pristinely chic and tailored ensembles. But don't be fooled, fashion groupies, the brand is anything from overplayed minimalism.  From paint splatter prints, to fabric applique,  to candy-coated hues, this collection is completely versatile and brings something new to the trendy table. Plus, the matching top and trousers combination is genius.(Photo)
Which collections are you loving so far? Sound off below! 


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