Thursday, 3 February 2011

A Run & a Jump Into a Harmless Fall

Brace yourself... for the briefest summary you will find of some of the pre-fall collections. Sit back and enjoy the ride. Then spend some time planning your summer holiday so as not to be quite so depressed by the thought of more wintry weather.

Stella McCartney
clean lines, exaggerated proportions, accent colours

Proenza Schouler.
knitwear, eclectic prints, oversized fits

florals, lace, floor-lengths

Emporio Armani
accent accessories, layering, femininity

cute prints, punk influence, proportion-playing

minimalist, elegant, edgy

Louis Vuitton
patchwork, rich colours & fabrics, 70s inspired separates

classic tailoring, citrus colours, chunky knitwear

Versace Pre-Fall 2011
luxurious jewel tones, bright accents, clashing prints

Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2011
Sonia Rykiel
layered knits, neutral colours, comfort fabrics

Pringle of Scotland
luxury knitwear, 50s/60s inspiration, sculptural

Burberry Prorsum
muted tones, sleek lines, fur accents

embellishment, celebration of haute couture craftsmen

combined textures, femininity, statement shoes

Jil Sander Pre-Fall 2011
Jil Sander
muted tones, clean lines, androgyny

Alexander Wang Pre-Fall 2011
Alexander Wang
pared-down, androgyny, leathers

Calvin Klein Collection
modern textures, classic calvin klein shapes

Donna Karan
versatile pieces, earth tones, layering

Oscar de la Renta
ostentatious gowns and cocktail dresses

Michael Kors
edgy, elegant, statement colours

Diane von Furstenburg
casual, elegant, autumnal tones

Bally Pre-Fall 2011
accent colours, clean lines, vintage-inspired

Rag & Bone
neutral colours, stripes, casual separates

Derek Lam Pre-Fall 2011
Derek Lam
effortless chic, pinks, purples & black

Emilio Pucci Pre-Fall 2011
Emilio Pucci
prints, bohemia, colour

Jason Wu
military, feminine, neutrals with accent colours

Giambattista Valli Pre-Fall 2011
Giambattista Valli
sexy, masculine, tailoring
(though still with a few traditional Valli party dresses)

Zac Posen
sexy, womanly, dark, tailoring

Givenchy Pre-Fall 2011
browns, nudes and lilac, masc/fem, animal prints

This is by no means all of the pre-fall collections, but just a little selection. A great place to find details of them all is here, where recent additions to the site include Yves Saint LaurentJean Paul Gaultier, and Mulberry's first ever pre-fall collection. Oh, and one of my favourites was Christian Dior. Obv.

Sorry for not including absolutely all of the collections, it became a bit too time-consuming!

Sorry also for not posting in about an age, I'll be looking to change that most definitely. Thanks for staying put!

Ciao for now,


  1. LOVE! Beautiful post! I want to own a few of these looks for sure!!

  2. Thanks! I LOVE that first Stella McCartney dress!
    I also love your blog, I think everyone should check it out.