the great pre-fall roundup
all the trends you need to know.
by: steff yotka
photo courtesy of 3.1 phillip lim
December 17 2013
The season on the whole had a couple of stand out trends that are worth incorporating into your wardrobe now. Check them out below and then so a little shopping for your dream life in the gallery of images. Hey, Santa, do you work in the summertime too?
Seen at Opening Ceremony, Proenza Schouler, Erdem, and more a tiny print is a reserved way to go bold come fall. And of course, nothing looks better with a tiny polka dot or a liberty floral than another--also teensy--print.
Michael Kors knocked it out of the park with his nouveau take on traditional menswear dressing, while Alexander Wang went for a more conceptual, outdoorsy route. If you're looking for classic, you need look no further than Band of Outsiders collection full of mix and match suiting or Versace's super chic (and super sexy, duh) three piece suit.
Fact: There is no better feeling on earth than cozying up in a giant fluffy coat, and pre-fall '14 was full of 'em. Calvin Klein's pastel pink version is literally dream worthy, while Versace, 10 Crosby, Burberry and more also showed fancy and fuzzy options.
BLACK & WHITE
Black and white was all over the pre-fall collections like a zebra. From bold colorblocking at Theory, to dots and stripes at Alice + Olivia, to draped wonders at Prabal Gurung, to sporty motifs at DKNY, and super-sleek basics at J Brand, there is literally a B/W look for everyone.
Chanel's cowgirls obviously take the fringed and fabulous cake, but subtle variations on the theme could also be found at 10 Crosby Derek Lam and Alexander Wang. Dolly Parton wishes she had these looks. (And so do I.)
Shimmering gemstone hues ruled at Burberry, Erdem, and more. If the black and white trend has you down, these pretty-as-a-present jewel tones will pick you right back up again.