PRE-FALL PREVIEWS: The Heavy Hitters
While the rest of us are mulling over 2010 Fall/Winter collections (and possibly 2011 Spring for the -fashion forward), designers are charging even further forward with the reveal of their Pre-Fall Previews. Tuesday’s unveiling involved some especially heavy hitters, including Diane von Furstenberg, Nicole Miller and Calvin Klein.
I love that, in a season when many designers steer clear of sharp color, Diane von Furstenberg sticks to her guns with a rainbow palette of oranges and browns, yellow, turquois and grass green in addition to her typically geometric print designs. Ms. Furstenberg didn’t leave anything out, featuring wrap coats and dresses, and a never ending list of separates (think vests, blouses, skirts and pants) – you could build the entire base of your wardrobe on this preview. Embellishing with burnt orange knee high socks peeking above amber leather boots and matching fingerless gloves seals this collection’s Fall appeal. Check out the rest of the Ms. Furstenberg’s Collection here.
In a few words: I love this jumpsuit. The highlight of Nicole Miller’s beautiful 2011 Pre-Fall Preview is her multiple use of this gorgeous super-sized angular shoulder (which appears on the jumpsuit, a one-shouldered black cocktail dress, a black sheath dress and a traditional white button-up blouse). Think flattering wide leg pants, a multitude of dress cuts and a palette of black, purple and purple printed fabrics. Check out the entire collection here.
Calvin Klein’s 2011 Pre-Fall Preview is so Klein-esque – one look and you’d be hard pressed to not know who designed this stark, elegantly-simple collection. Utilizing a palette comprised mainly of black and white, with a peppering of shades of putty and skin tone – the cuts are traditional in spades (think lightly tailored shoulders, cuffs and bust with boxy jackets and dress cuts) – tailored enough for a feminine look, but certainly not body-conscious. You can see the rest of the collection here.