I love fashion week just as much as the next girl, but, prepare yourselves this may be blasphemous… there is one season I love more—Pre-Fall! Okay, so maybe that wasn’t what you were expecting and it isn’t that blasphemous. For me, Pre-Fall always feels more fun, interesting, and wearable.
Let’s get right in to some of my favorite collections so far, and there are a lot!
Thakoon Addition took some of our favorite closet staples and turned them into something new and fresh. Who doesn’t own a pair of sweatpants? Actually I didn’t until about a week ago, but that’s neither here nor there. This “sweat” suit is uber chic and I’m sure even Time Gunn would approve of it.
Almost every woman owns an animal print piece whether a belt, shoes, a dress etc. but these Thakoon Addition jackets are amazing. The shapes are interesting and provide boldness to a print that has become a neutral in its own right.
Some were not convinced of Oscar de la Renta’s collection on Monday, but we all know that in my eyes he can do no wrong. The fact that the man is even still in the game is remarkable.Oscar took the polka dot trend that has swept this past year and made it even more lovable—if that is even possible—with what could better be called varying sized blobs! I love these crazy fancy pants…and the top…the scarf…the earrings…and the shoes.
Oscar isn’t just recreating trends, but he is certainly on top of his trend game showing several emerald looks. In case you haven’t heard Pantone has declared it the color of 2013. I really love this emerald cardigan—it is oh so Oscar.
Just when everyone else is loosening up, I feel like Missoni decided to bring on the sophistication: body-con dress, sleek coats, and immaculate fabrics. The colors are also knock-your-socks-off amazing, vivid blues, berries, and yellows. I hope that this is a precursor to more amazingness for the Fall collection.
Then there are my favorite boys at Proenza Schouler making killer black and white alphabet pants, skirts, and dresses. I mean, you are guaranteed to be the coolest girl in school with these edgy looks.
If painted on letters aren’t your thing, then you’ll surely fall in love with the Fiji-inspired photo prints in colors that will make you want to set off to the islands tomorrow.
By Kristianne Young