My goodness, Fall is already starting and I’m just getting all the Pre Fall stuff together.
Well, first things first – everyone needs a funky, geometric sweater in bright, fun colors. A good sweater is, in my opinion the hardest thing to find but Jonathan Saunders, master of color combos, gives us some beauties. Love the skirts too. Great mix of retro and modern.
Clements Ribeiro, on a similar wave length, gives us a quirky pairing with this geo cardigan.
And Richard Nicholl adds a bit of rust leather to the look. It seems that a leather skirt is another good thing to seek out – even better? The latest styles could probably be found in thrift stores!
Really liked Sonia Rykiel’s collection and these fashionable business looks are divine. There’s so much to steal from this image – starting with a wide leather belt (again, I’d start vintage) and that long pleated skirt is just great! Also can’t resist a suit in an unexpected pattern and fabric.
Color blocking makes me happy, especially in fresh, gorgeous colors like this white, green and navy Preen look. We can copy the idea with layering solids and trying new color combos of what we already have in our closets.
This bright red, turquoise color combo is a huge love. I even have an outfit for Van in these and it rules. Also love the shape of this dress.
This lovely Rochas look reminds me of old Prada – a good thing. Love the luxe/casual idea here that totally makes me what to go out, buy a vintage brocade skirt so I can wear it with a sweatshirt.
Loved a lot of the No. 21 looks, but their take on the trendy, girly pink is excellent. Pairing such a feminine look with black leather gloves is fab and they’ve even made wrapping a sweater around one’s waist look sexy. Not sure that will work in real life though.
This Yigal Azrouel dress is just cute perfection. Wish I could see the pattern up close.
Albino also gives us a great dress that reminds me two trends from my junior high years: baby doll dresses and velvet burnout. Yet, I wouldn’t feel ridiculous wearing this.
Balenciaga was all sorts of questionable/awesome. This kimono, zebra thing is one of the more wearable looks, but despite the collection’s wildness, I predict it will influence future collections in a big way.
Ok, now I’m torn. Is this shiny snake skin look wonderful or hideous? Maybe it would be ideal if the components were ripped apart and paired with something else? Cause that skirt is pretty sick and would look great with a heavy metal tee, and the cardigan would be great with a bright pencil skirt or even wide leg trouser. Right?
So, this is my row of ugly chic. Starting with Celine, that frankly, was weird, confusing, unflattering, yet felt strangely significant as if we’d all be wearing clothes clownishly large on us in ten years. Anyways, this look was actually wearable and I do love the print plus the longer skirt with the gorgeous white and black boots.
JW Anderson also played with frumpy shapes but had more fun with geo patterns and creepers. Love the mix of grey flannel with the funky geo.
Not my favorite Matthew Williamson collection but I can totally see myself wrapping into this sweater fur thing and grossing out every guy I know.
Marni does ugly chic best and it ends up looking just adorable. This plaid sweater, pleated skirt back to school look is a great example of that Marni magic.
Coats! Coats! Wonderful coats. Carven offered my favorite – this mustard mini coat that looks vintage and sparkly new at the same time. Would love to own this for Fall. Carven proved with this collection that they can dazzle in subtle ways too.
Kenzo’s collection was chock full of stuff that shouldn’t have worked but totally did. This coat is almost reminiscent of those weird winter jackets men (like kid’s hockey coach type men) wore in the late nineties but it’s fashionable and fabulous. Also brilliantly paired with a super short mini skirt.
This Damir Doma look calls to mind the great Iris Apfel, so of course I love it.
Louis Vuitton offers a cute, cozy coat with adorable fur pockets. Wonder if I can find a vintage fake fur one that’s similar…
Dior seems to have gotten better lately after losing Galliano as this look shows. This is how rich, effortlessly chic French women should dress. It’s not trendy but this lady would make heads turn wherever she went. Would love to find a simple coat with volume like this one.
Another voluminous but flattering jacket comes from Chloe. Perfect with the longer skirt and red boots.
Alexander McQueen was quite beautiful and this velvet dress with capris is just lovely. Who knew the dress over pants thing could look so luxe?
This Elie Saab gown is the kind that I might not think twice about on the red carpet, but on its own, I have to admit it’s very pretty and somehow makes see through lace with straps look demure.