Year after year, it seems like people still struggle with that transition time — it’s either technically fall but still 90 degrees or it’s technically summer but you’re freezing your ass off (I’m talking to you, Chicago!) So what to wear for that period of time where that damn weather can’t make up its mind? I found the perfect solution!
The best part about those “in-between” seasons (meaning Resort and Pre-Fall) is that the looks tend to me a little more approachable / relatable, rather than their Spring / Fall counterparts. Because we still have quite some time before we can actually buy these pieces next year, why not take some styling notes and try the looks right now? What I like to call the PRE Pre-Fall…
Pre-Fall ’13 is happening right now (which I’ve noted in the past as a “forgotten collection”) but with the looks of 3.1 Phillip Lim, I don’t know how you can forget this…
I think it’s obvious by now I live by the 3 Ps: Prabal, Proenza…and pizza. So we’re going to break it down one P at a time and focus on Prabal right now, specifically Prabal’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection…which by the way is a work of art.
From structured separates to feminine dresses, this collection is versatile not only in the silhouettes but in the prints and colors as well. Although some may fear a print, the ones seen here in Prabal’s Pre-Fall ’12 collection are easy to fall in love with. According to Style.com, Prabal was influenced by India for this collection and not the “obvious India,” but more of the “muddy India” that most don’t think about. Who knew that this insanely gorgeous collection would ever be influenced by a muddy country?
From the impeccably constructed clothes, to the perfect styling, and everything in between…this was a [yet another] WIN for Prabal Gurung (even though I’m still obsessing over Spring ’12) and I cannot wait to see what he has in store for us next month at fashion week. And although it was nearly impossible to decide, here are my favorite looks from Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2012.
And on a side note…if anyone knows when/where/if these sunglasses and shoes will be available? Please notify me immediately. Thank you 🙂
Photos via Style.com
Like Resort, Pre-Fall can be one of those forgotten about seasons. We all pay close attention to the Spring shows in September and the Fall shows in February, but what about that season that happens before Fall? Oh yeah…it’s Pre-Fall! I was less than impressed with most of the collections (that have showed so far) but there’s some designers that continue to amaze me season after season, and happen to have my absolute favorite looks for Pre-Fall so far.
So with that said, here’s the top looks I’m feeling for Pre-Fall 2012…
3.1 Phillip Lim
This is an outfit I would never ordinarily put together, but there’s something about the quirkiness of this sweater that intrigues me.
Diane Von Furstenberg
I don’t think I’ve ever worn a monochromatic outfit in my life, but it’s outfits like these that make me want to try. The different textures and shades of green give it more depth which is what I love about this look. Who knows…maybe you’ll see me in an all green ensemble next pre-fall 🙂
Oscar de la Renta
I’m a sucker for textures (when it comes to both food and fashion!) so I love the play with texture in this look. It takes a lot for me to fall in love with an all black dress but with detailing like this, I’m sold!
Again…all black. Why do I love this then? Umm are those jeweled leggings? Yeah that’s why. Paired with a tee, shorts and flat boots gives it that “I’m awesome but I’m not even trying” vibe [which most people just call “effortless”]…and I’m into it.
Proenza can do no wrong in my book. And I really love the colors Jack and Lazaro used for this collection (colors remind me of Fall ’11, materials remind me of Spring ’11…I loved both, so this works for me). The color of this jacket is amazing and it’s cool to see an unconventional pairing with the blue pants.
What are your favorite looks so far for Pre-Fall 2012?