Best of Pre-Fall Fashion 2010 New York, Paris, Milan: It’s Cold Snap Chic!
Collection Reviews for real way style. Think of Pre-Fall 2010 as a savvy way to inspire your current wardrobe and future purchases.
With the U.S & Europe in the midst of painful & unrelenting cold snaps, with fashion moving so fast that we can’t even remember Fall 2009, and with the dawn of a new decade, you could think of Pre-Fall 2010 as a savvy way to inspire your current wardrobe & shopping lists for this cold, cold season.
Pre-fall is the early delivery fashion season without the fanfare of a full runway presentation, but generally the litmus test for what you will see in coming weeks on the catwalks.
In this spirit we wanted to take a look at Pre-Fall 2010 for smart layering options to help you bundle up in style. The jackets, sweaters and layering pieces to combat the cold this winter.
Taking a smart departure from her arty inclinations Vera Wang’s recent outing was a take on urban-minded gear somewhat borrowed from the boys in moody gray’s and standard blacks. From boy blazers to military inspired parkas and plenty of pretty 20′s inspired sequined cob-webby evening looks (giving Rodarte a run for their money?), Wang’s range was expansive and right-on. One of us has been on the look-out for inventive uses of fur, and Wang’s gray fuss-free parka with it’s Mongolian fur patched pockets may just be exactly what we were looking for.
After a decade of over-wrought maximalism and heavy-handed "urban warrior" propositions, Phoebe Philo‘s clean, cool and confident outings at the once quiet Parisian house Celine are filled with the kind of pragmatic sportswear and luxe-low key essentials that have won her a bevy of fans worldwide. Mariner sweaters, laser-cut leather outerwear, smart uses of fur, who would have ever thought that classic minimalism of this ilk could once again look so fresh? Long story short, Philo is a woman designing very smart, alluring pieces for women. We want everything.
In just a few short seasons New York label Thakoon has won a steady following thanks to the designer’s penchant for mixing the tough city girl silhouettes we’ve grown to love with something more decidedly feminine, from florals to fringe. He stated that his Pre-Fall outing was intended to evoke warmth through the use of fabrics that envelop the body, and thankfully this didn’t mean strict body-con. Instead there was a breezy languid flou in his asymmetrical floral sheaths and layering options came without the expected bulk, something women of any age, in any city can appreciate.