Our Top Pre-fall Looks
Posted by on February 8, 2012 | 3:51 pm EST

The New York Fashion Week is ready to unveil Fall collections, but we’re not quite ready to let go of the cool and edgy looks that thrived during the pre-fall presentations. Before these ensembles are forgotten in our memory and the arrival of Fall fashion swamp us in awe and admiration, we’re curating the pre-fall looks we loved the most. Chic coats, power suits and conservative floor-length dresses dominated most of the collections, which we thought was a welcome change from the blinding spring hues.

 

Derek Lam

There were a lot of pieces to love in Derek Lam’s pre-fall collection. We adore this look, the first in the collection, for its tailored fatigue twill jacket and cargo pants that had a boyish feel to it. The removable mink collar further classed up the look, yielding a sophisticated ensemble that effortlessly ties street edge and high fashion in one stylish number.

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang’s pre-fall collection looked like he took inspiration from menswear but we loved it nevertheless. The lines were sharp and tailoring on point. The brilliantly chic vest screams urban sophistication, perfect for fashionably fearless women.

Jason Wu

Jason Wu nails cool and casual with this look. We find it particularly irresistible that each piece is versatile enough to be used until the next few seasons. The little embroideries on the top that disperses at the bottom lend a touch of whimsy, while the pants complement it by delivering a bit of sharpness.

Lanvin

Lanvin’s pre-fall collection takes cue from the new technology propelling the industry forward. This opulent dress and coat, for instance, has an engineered appeal to it, though classic style sentiments are still evident.

Peter Som

In this Peter Som look we can imagine a Parisian girl strolling around the city, braving the chilly weather in the name of style. The oversized jacket borrows a certain appeal from menswear, while rendering femininity sans the shapely silhouette.

 

Prabal Gurung

If there is such a thing as conservatively sexy, we think this Prabal Gurung dress is it. From the waist up, the dress is sharp and crisp, almost business-like. Meanwhile, the flared skirt adds a hint of tease. We appreciate the statement this fit and flared dress makes even in the absence of color.

Reem Acra

Although known more as a red carpet designer, Reem Acra convinced us of his versatility when we saw this look. While you can never go wrong with a pencil skirt and long-sleeved blouse mash-up, we grew a fondness for this ensemble. Peeping through the thick pleats of the skirt is a sequin-adorned layer, matching the blouse.

Images from Derek Lam, Alexander Wang, Jason Wu, Lanvin, Peter Som, Prabal Gurung and Reem Acra

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