Pre-Fall 2012: Even More Looks We Loved
The 1960s have always been designer Guillaume Henry's era of choice and he returned to familiar territory for pre-fall. We loved the mustard tones and crisp coats. And watch out, because we're willing to throw punches to get our hands on those tortoiseshell accessories.
Creative director Nicolas Ghesquière combined eighties-minded prints and colorways with thoroughly avant-garde shapes and waxed finishes.
Chloé's Clare Waight Keller looked to the '60s and early '70s, using colors and silhouettes snagged straight from those swinging decades. Oversized knits and coats dominated the collection, and checks and plaids were visual highlights.
Lam drew heavy inspiration from menswear this season, showing slick tailored pants and fitted blazers topped with fur collars. How beautiful is this unexpected apple green color?
Riccardo Tisci dipped into his fashion house's archives, resurrecting past-season graphic prints and splashing them on tailored separates. Oh, and we want those knee-high boots in our closet likerightnow.
He's officially been at the helm of Lanvin for a decade, and Alber Elbaz pulled out all the stops for pre-fall. There was plenty of the beautiful costume jewelry us editors can't seem to get enough of, in the form of oversized cameos. And though there were plenty of strong looks in classic black, we loved this emerald cocktail dress in particular.
21-year-old Lourenço is the one to watch, with his great eye for sharp cuts and photorealistic prints. Images of icy cliffs and Patagonia plains decorated the tops and dresses this season. Each look was paired with futuristic cat-eyed shades.
Ladylike looks are Som's bread and butter. Still, there's always an element of playfulness to his clothes and the cute jewelry print he included for pre-fall exemplifies that sartorial silliness.
Marco Zanini's got a knack for soft, feminine separates and we think the gilded knitwear he showed for pre-fall will more than satisfy his brand's fans. In addition to gold, Zanini introduced plenty of pieces in mossy green and sharp mustard.
Rykiel's Surrealism-inspired collection was downright dreamy, with a focus on asymmetrical prints and flowing pleated skirts.
Stella headed into the great outdoors for pre-fall, combining woodsy green plaids and fleece outerwear with suiting separates dotted with old-school crests. It all felt very heritage-cool.
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen continued to push the uber-luxe envelope for pre-fall, with a collection that included colorful patchwork furs and impeccably-cut wool day dresses.
Hot off his critically-beloved Spring 2012 collection, Marc Jacobs once again wowed us with his pre-fall lineup at Vuitton. Mixing cocoon-like shapes from the '40s with military-style trims, the clothes were feminine and completely wearable.
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