Pre-Fall 2012: Five More Collections We Loved
Pre-fall presentations are still going strong and many of our favorite designers have showed standout collections you're sure to covet come early summer. Whether it's colorful layering, unique embellishment or novelty prints you're after, one of these five offerings is sure to satisfy. Click through to see our favorite looks.
Someone's been reading his old comic books. Phillip Lim showed 38 looks packed with superhero-inspired flourishes, from cape silhouettes to baseball jackets to blown-up comic fonts. The results looked thoroughly chic, not cartoonish.
For her first-ever pre-fall showing, Honor's Giovanna Randall stuck to ultra-feminine styles. In addition to a playful equestrian print, there were florals, punchy pinks and a breathtaking jellyfish-style skirt in dove gray.
In a collection inspired by Diane Keaton's character in Woody Allen's Manhattan, designer Scott Sternberg layered plaid coats and schoolboy blazers atop striped pants and asymmetrically-pleated skirts. Never has librarian-style dressing looked so effortlessly cool.
Proenza Schouler's Jack McCullough and Lazaro Hernandez rarely put a foot wrong, but our love for the duo rose to new heights after glimpsing their pre-fall offerings. Having recently returned from a hike through the Himalayas, Jack and Laz's parka-style outerwear and bungee-cord-cinched dresses carried that same sporty flair. Plus, the Proenza boys nodded to their early collections by reviving the bustier-style tops that earned them legions of fans.
Luxe separates are what Theory's all about and Olivier Theyskens' pre-fall lineup for the brand contained plenty of pieces prime for the mixing and matching. There were many of the designer's famous abstract prints, plus wear-anywhere combat boots and a handful of looks slicked with beautiful beadwork. In Theyskens' capable hands, even gossamer leggings dotted with metallic beads seem wearable.
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