Here's a look at some of the Pre-Fall 2012 collections thus far.
Head-to-toe prints aren’t going anywhere and if you think that no one actually wears them off the runway, see here. DKNY worked head-to-toe florals for her “Urban Garden”-themed collection along with a variety of peplum tops (does this mark the end of peplum skirts? We shall see…) and full skirts.
While the designer included his signature neutral-hued tailored daywear, for Pre-Fall 2012, Elie Tahari also presented a variety of bolder mixed print designs (think animal skin prints, painterly patterns, color blocks…) that took the python print he showed for Spring 2012 in an exciting new direction.
The name for Giorgio Armani’s Emporio Armani collection, Bazaar, couldn’t have been more appropriate given its mix of exceedingly covetable Parisian-chic loosely fitted pleated polka dot pants and tailored jackets on one hand and the somewhat dowdy wool-lined or pleated skirts on the other.
From the baggy pants to the peter pan collars, it was clear that this season, Giorgio Armani found himself inspired by menswear. For his more feminine clientele, there was a knee-length dress in a painterly print and cocktail dresses with pops of color, and jewel and pleated embellishments.
It was all laid-back hippy/rocker-chic for this season’s Just Cavalli collection, which brimmed with pleats, loose silhouettes, exposed shoulders, ruffles, and oversized feathers.
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