124 posts tagged Pre-Fall 2013 in ALL BLOGS

Balenciaga -

IN THE MEANTIME New York: It's time to begin getting used to a Balenciaga sans Nicolas Ghesquière, difficult as it may be. This season's collection, created by the house's design team, was the first in fifteen years to be without designer's touch, and his absence was instantly apparent. Gone were the techy fabrics and sci-fi influences that characterized Ghesquière's tenure. In ...
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Balenciaga Pre-Fall 2013

Derek Lam -

ELEVATED SPORTSWEAR New York: Derek Lam wasn't trying to push any boundaries with his Pre-Fall collection this season. Instead, he told reporters that he wanted to go back to his roots, sportswear with a downtown sensibility. He revisited the two-toned pants and sweatshirts that he has offered in seasons past. There were also some covetable pleated skirts and a pair of ...
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Derek Lam Pre-Fall 2013

Nina Ricci -

A DAY AT THE CAFE New York: Nina Ricci designer Peter Copping spent an entire day at the Paris institution, Café de Flore, observing the patrons and passersby and gaining inspiration for his Pre-Fall collection. He wanted to get in touch with what women wear in the morning, during the day, and at night. The evening has never been a problem ...
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Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2013

Givenchy -

FAREWELL TO FLOUNCES New York: Riccardo Tisci bid farewell to the flounces he so memorably offered for Spring, focusing instead on clean lines and angular shapes for Pre-Fall. The designer cited Italian architect Gio Ponti and fashion designer Walter Albini as influences behind the collection. Both Ponti and Albini used geometric shapes in their work, and those shapes appeared here, pieced ...
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Givenchy Pre-Fall 2013

Runway Flash – The Colossal Coat -

The newest coats to emerge for Pre-Fall 2013 are big and boxy. These gigantic toppers look freshest when in the season’s soft neutrals or saturated midtones, and are often ensembled with similar colors for a monochrome effect. Dense woolens keep these jumbo shapes bouyant; some have enormous collars as well, emphasizing the out-sized effect. – Sharon Graubard  
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Chloé -

PARIS CALLING New York: This is Claire Waight Keller's sixth collection for Chloé, so she is still relatively new at the label. Her elegant S/S 13 collection was a hit and her best effort for the house to date, and it seems as if Pre-Fall will be another success. For her current offering, the designer drew from her English heritage, borrowing ...
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Chloe Pre-Fall 2013

Céline -

TRADITIONALLY NON-TRADITIONAL New York: Traditional ways of dressing up served as a jumping-off point for Phoebe Philo's Pre-Fall collection for Céline, an interesting premise for a designer who has made a career out of being non-traditional. The classic pantsuit was interpreted in a variety of ways, each of which felt at once classic and directional. There were slouchy versions, trim versions, ...
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Céline Pre-Fall 2013

Acne Studios -

SO SWEDISH New York: The work of Swedish artist and playwright, August Strindberg, was well known to his countryman, Acne Studios designer Jonny Johansson, but it wasn't until recently that Johansson began to appreciate him. Strindberg's haunting self-portraits became the inspiration behind Johansson's Pre-Fall collection. With his heavy brow and pinched mouth, Strindberg cut an imposing figure. Heavy materials, including shearling, ...
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Acne Studios Pre-Fall 2013

Stella McCartney -

WHAT WOMEN WANT New York: Stella McCartney's magic, and what keeps her clients coming back for more, is that she is expertly in tune with what real women want to wear. The way she cuts her trousers has become a thing of legend. These perfect pants appeared in a variety of styles for Pre-Fall. There were slim and straight styles, tapered ...
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Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2013

Carven -

GEEK CHIC New York: The "nerdette" trend has been brewing over the past several seasons, and designer Guillaume Henri has been at the center of its emergence. The sweet yet brainy clothing that he has been putting out for Carven has garnered the French label a loyal following. This season, Henri stuck to his formula, offering a range of A-line skirts, ...
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Carven Pre-Fall 2013

Lanvin -

ANIMAL INSTINCT New York: With shaggy fur, plush pelts, ponyskin, and a plethora of animal prints, Alber Elbaz's Pre-Fall collection for Lanvin evoked a wild sort of luxury. Contrasting prints were mixed for several looks, including the first – a spongy intarsia sweater paired with silk cigarette pants – giving them a slightly offbeat feel. Adding to the opulence were pieces ...
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Lanvin Pre-Fall 2013

Rochas -

GLAMOROUS GRUNGE New York: Marco Zanini always includes an element of youthfulness in his accomplished collections for Rochas. Instead of the innocence that has characterized his work in seasons past, there was a hint of teenage rebellion in his Pre-Fall offering. The knit beanies, slouchy socks and boxy sweaters connected the looks to 1990s grunge and all the insouciance that went ...
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Rochas Pre-Fall 2013

Christopher Kane -

SCI-FI ROMANCE New York: After recently severing his ties with Versus, Christopher Kane seemed to renew his commitment to his signature label, releasing his first-ever Pre-Fall collection this season. The assortment captured the creepy-edgy-seductive vibe that permeated his S/S 13 show. However, rather than the ethereal sheers and soft pastels of the previous offering, Kane went darker and heavier, using velvet ...
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Christopher Kane Pre-Fall 2013

Misha Nonoo -

FANCY A CUPPA? New York: Anna Russell, the Duchess of Bedford, is known as the first to have implemented the English tradition of afternoon tea during the Victorian era. In the press release for her inaugural Pre-Fall collection, Misha Nonoo cited Russell as an influence. Other tea-related elements appeared, as well. Elegant patterns were borrowed from vintage ceramics, British tea canisters ...
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Misha Nonoo Pre-Fall 2013

Sonia Rykiel -

GRACEFUL TRANSITION New York: Geraldo da Conceicao will present his first collection as Artistic Director of Sonia Rykiel for F/W 13, and followers of the label anxiously anticipate how he will interpret its signature elements. In the meantime, the Rykiel design team is in charge, and it seems the label is in able hands. Their Pre-Fall offering demonstrated that they have ...
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Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2013