The last month has been a whirlwind of Look books Runways and Presentations starting with Pre Fall 2014 – then Menswear 2014 (which is still happening) then Couture and now BAM – Fall 2014 Ready to Wear. Whew! There hasn’t been time to catch our breath let alone set aside time to get these posts organized and logged. But a few stolen moments here and there and we will dive right in with our Best of the Pre Fall shows for 2014. This group is paired down to just the true standouts as time is of the essence here and we just didn’t have enough to do a more elaborate and thorough review. Nonetheless here it is – Enjoy!
Burberry brings it with romantic and feminine jewel tones that make you wonder why anyone would ever wear pastels.
Altuzarra carried over the feel from the very inspired looks of the Spring 2014 Collection and did so seamlessly. Still sexy and wearable with a beachy ease. Love this. And we love the burnt orange and navy, feels like a perfect fit for Pre Fall.
Belstaff continues to put forth cool, beautifully made, chic clothes you would wear everyday if you could afford to. Right? Amazing. Yes
Zac Pozen designs for a modern day Marilyn Monroe, no doubt. There is equally less doubt that any woman who would wear a dress would want to look like this wearing it. No doubt. He is consistently showing gorgeously tailored, form fitting and enhancing garments that just make you sigh overwhelmed with romance. Sigh
This is what we love to see from Donna Karen, easy and cool sportswear. Pieces you can pick up and add to your wardrobe with no effort made to make them fit in. They just work, they are timeless. Next!
I’m pretty sure this is the first time we have included Antonio Berardi in a post…Here’s why we did this time. That skirt. That silhouette is a knockdown kockover knockout. Boom. (And the red underside – AWESOME!!!)
The Olsen twins are all over this right? This is from one of their less expensive lines called Elizabeth and James named for their siblings. As former and possible latter Seattleites the whole Grunge look is like a charming stain we leave on the wall because it adds character to an otherwise just pretty wallpaper. The star here is that plaid shirtdress , the possibilities of that one item are endless. That one’s going in the essentials.
The design team that has taken over Valentino have had their work cut out for them for sure. They have truly taken the label in a new direction, but I say NEW delicately as they are truly one of the few designers who are making ready to wear that is Couture in essence. These garments are so exquisite (I never say exquisite) that they are destined to be vintage pieces of great importance and value in the future. They are the New VINTAGE. That’s fucking impressive.
Roberto Cavalli. I probably say this every time but you either Love or Hate Cavalli. But he certainly doesn’t care if you hate him that’s apparent due to the confidence of his designs. He is everything we want to see from Milan. you want color? You want Prints? Do you want to own a room the minute you walk into it? Yeah, DONE.
Francesco Scognamiglio. I don’t know if this is a first for us with this designer – it’s hard to keep track honestly. But these pieces were just captivating in their delicacy and femininity. They are cool and sexy and strong while still being coquettish and demure. ???? Bravo. For the mystery of Woman.