dinsdag 21 januari 2014

Pre-Fall 2014

As you all know, life goes fast in the fashion world. While we try to find the IT winter coat for this season, the big fashion houses are already looking into the future. The last couple of weeks some brands presented their Pre-Fall 2014 collections. Of course we, normal human beings, are always a bit behind, but Hollywood has already picked up these trends. Sandra Bullock for example wore a Prabal Gurung dress from their Pre-Fall 2014 collection. While we may not have the same access to these clothes, we can already let our next outfits be inspired by these trends

In the following overview I will show some of my favourite collections.

The Dsquared² girl is mostly known as a party girl but this season she's growing up. While most designers put their focus on creating a commercial hit, Dsquared² picked a real theme for this collection; sixties equestrian silhouettes.

This collection is about two themes. The first theme puts the spotlight on Escada's heritage: leopard spots. The leopard spots are on items such as tuxedos, trench coats and dresses. The other theme was inspired by James Turrell's Led exhibitions. The brand combined some bold jewel tones such as red and purple. 

Hervé Léger's trademark, the bandage dress, was off course the main attraction in this show. While most Hervé Léger dresses are usely quite the same, there were some different silhouettes and fabrication techniques. The designers used hand-dyed strips, incorporated panels of soft chenille mesh or embroidered gold chains.

What can I say about this collection but that I absolutely love it? This collection combines two of my favourite kind of looks. First there is the playful kind of look. The look that reminds us of summer. Strapless dresses with lots of bright colors, a last grasp of summer before the winter starts. The other looks are more chic ensembles with gemstone colors.

Whenever I think of McQ Alexander McQueen, I think about space like outfits. This season is no different. Sarah Burton designed some great 3D like dresses and blouses.

M Missoni is the younger line from the Missoni house. Unlike lots of fashion houses, the second line from Missoni shows real difference with the first more adult line. Angela Missoni incorporated several signature prints giving them an Art Deco touch. Other outfits had a more retro appeal. Surprisingly Missoni used a lot of leather as well.

With Jeremy Scott being head designer for Moschino now, it seems like the old glorious years of the brand have returned. I remember my mom wearing this eye-catching Moschino belt and who would have thought that anno 2014 this item would be totally back in style. I love this collection, it's really a playful version of Chanel.

Nina Ricci is known for their slip dresses but a woman needs more than just that. Head designer Peter Copping understands that very well and created a whole new collection. There were some urban and sporty items. But the rest of the collection had the usual touch: floral and playful knits.

Philipp Plein remained faithful to their style; lots of gold, lots of sexy and punkie looks. I love the match between the neoclassical backdrop and the football gear. Philipp Plein knows how to choose a theme and stick to it: helmets, shoulder pads, black streaks under the model's eyes and dark lips. As if all of this wasn't enough, we didn't talk about  the clothes yet. Some amazing wrap dresses, baseball like shirts, leather and fur jackets and all of this with lots of photo-realistic prints. This collection shows that sometimes more is more.

Emilio Pucci released a real Pucci collection. Lots of prints, knitwear and basics in playful colours. I really love the basics such as the blazer, the pants and the evening bags.

Rachel Zoe does what she does best: releasing a whole line of seventies looks. Although a bit of a change up wouldn't hurt her. This collection gives me a sense of déjà-vu; slim trousers, tailored blazers and maxi gowns.

According to Ralph Lauren we should stick to pearl and taupe come next Fall. Mix these colors with the classic designs from Ralph Lauren and you have the perfect fancy office look. The brand used a lot of warm fabrics such as suede and cashmere. The big golden belts gave some of the looks an extra touch.

I have mixed feelings about the collection from Reem Acra. On one hand I'm a real sucker for pretty colourful and sexy dresses, on the other hand it felt like Reem Acra designed just one  dress and readapted it a bit to create different looks. Most of the dresses had jewel tones covered with black lace. I'm quite sure we'll see some of these looks during this award season.

Roland Mouret said this collection is one for real women. A Mouret woman loves to wear bright colors, tight dresses and over the top outerwear. I adore the fuchsia dress with draping on the back.

This season's collection from Valentino exists of streamlined silhouettes Lots of clothes had motives such as an owl or butterfly. Everyone woman will definitely find a coat or cape to her liking.

Versace is without a doubt the brand of the moment, with Lady Gaga starring in their most recent campaign. All of this must make Donatella Versace a bit softer, how else to explain the pastel colors in this collection. Of course Versace wouldn't be Versace without some golden punk pieces as well.

Which is your favourite collection of this season? 

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