yes, we’re in the midst of the holidays, but in fashion it’s time for the pre-fall collections. so far, there are three that have stood out, and in all, i’m seeing pieces i would love to wear right now. joseph altuzarra built upon his stellar spring collection and added luxurious unstructured coats, thigh high side slit skirts, slim sheaths, and sporty colorblock tops. i’m still not sold on the mules, but i’ll take pretty much everything else.
meanwhile at proenza schouler, jack mccollough and lazaro hernandez were also thinking in a similar vein as their spring show (which truth be told, wasn’t my favorite), with wide leg cropped pants, leather and suede dresses, cropped jackets, and blanket stripe pieces. in some ways, the collection skewed a bit 70s for me, but done in a more modern way.
i’ve always loved reed krakoff’s collections, and now that he’s freed from his creative director duties at coach, it will be interesting to see how that impacts his namesake line. for pre-fall, there were the sportier pieces, like a fur front sweatshirt, sleeveless coats that resembled boxing robes, and leather sleeve tees, but i was really into the high neck blouses and the draping and pleating on skirts and dresses, some revealing a different inset color.
photos via style.com