For his Pre-Fall collection, Alexander Wang manifested a dope line of unique, wearable clothes. I kinda love the influx of sheer leggings but if that's not your style, there's mucho more to choose from. To help feed our cool-girl personas, the wunderkind designed lean, leather vests, tailored separates, perfectly draped tees, and a couple badass frocks – remember Rihanna in this one? I can totally see myself donning Wang's casually sleek 'fits for nights out on the town and his hipster looks for a fun day at work. Really, what can't the Wang do?
We just happened upon La Garconne's recently-launched Pre-Fall 2009 look book and it actually has us excited for fall. The French-chic editorial pays homage to outerwear and Alexander Wang and features some items available for purchase and some presumably in the La Garconne pipeline. We're happy to see their colorless inventory illuminated with a well-styled editorial. Check out the look book below.
Chanel's Pre-Fall '09 collection was opulent to the max — it was, after all, inspired by Russia — so the ad campaign had no choice but to follow suit. And who better than Russian model Sasha Pivovarova to show off her rich roots? Karl Lagerfeld served as photographer, as he likes to do. The master styled and snapped his extravagant pieces, which were designed to showcase the skills of Chanel's couture atelier. Although these Pre-Fall pieces aren't attainable by all, they are quite mesmerizing. You get the sense that they aren't just clothes, that they have a rich history behind them. What do you think of these?
Alexander Wang's praised Pre-Fall 2009 collection, which was partially inspired by Tom Ford in his Gucci days, has landed online. Barneys, Shopbop, Nordstrom and Opening Ceremony are among the first to get the collection up leaving La Garconne, Net-a-Porter and OAK with only Spring merchandise to offer shoppers.
As long as the Pre-Fall goodies keep coming, we're going to keep sharing. This time, we have collections from Gucci, Prada, and Miu Miu. I like how Miuccia Prada experimented with texture in both of her collections. The Miu Miu line offered more whimsical pieces while Prada stuck to luxurious sophistication. For Gucci, Frida Giannini stunned me with slick, British intention. I'm in lust with the abundance of turquoise plaid and argyle like this outfit. It's so grungy cool. Click through the slides for more Pre-Fall fun!
Our Pre-Fall preview continues with cozy collections from the likes of Emanuel Ungaro, Moschino, Balenciaga, Lanvin, Nina Ricci, Proenza Schouler, and Matthew Williamson. Purples and blues dominate along with the occasional pop of pink. I'm lusting over Ungaro's sexy sliced animal print mini dress, seen left. Click through our slideshow to see more fresh Pre-Fall garb.
After viewing Michael Kors's 2009 Pre-Fall collection, here's what we need to do to be in the know: wrap a thick, black headband around head; wear a long-sleeve turtleneck underneath a crop-sleeve coat, combine loud patterns, seek unique necklaces, don't be afraid of boxy cuts, overdo leopard. Phew! It's a lot to take in, but it all comes together beautifully, as exemplified by models Kasia Struss, Lindsay Ellingson, and Chanel Iman. If your goal is to look polished, mature, but with off-kilter undertones, this Kors collection will be of inspiration to you. I know I'll be taking away a few things myself.
Who loves Pre-Fall? I do, I do! This time, I'm showing you fabulous frocks from the likes of Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Nicole Miller, Naeem Khan, Giles, Vera Wang, and Badgley Mischka. I don't see any elegant soirees in my future but a girl can always dream, right? I'm swooning over this intricate teal Lhuillier. Absolutely amazing. Click through to see more decadent dresses.
The '09 Pre-Fall goodies keep on comin'. This time, we found trans-seasonal looks from the likes of Narciso Rodriguez, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Versace, and Moschino. Oscar's Pre-Fall collection, seen left, was all about '70s retro glamour. Olga Sherer looks rock star chic and ready for action.
Are fashion designers feeling the economic downturn? Not so much — the Pre-Fall collections are abundant. While some may be scaling down and rejigging their businesses, many are keepin' on delivering us fanciful Pre-Fall collections. And thank goodness — how else would fashion followers survive these hard times? Optimism is a must have. As far as the clothes go, bright colors are aplenty, silhouettes are relaxed, and it's all about jackets and retro references. Take Zac Posen's parlor-presented collection: '50s flavor and Parisian prettiness. Preview on . . .