We take a look at more of this season's stand-out Pre-Fall 2014 shows from Bottega Veneta, Gucci, Jason Wu, Fendi and Rag & Bone. For past coverage click here and here.
Tomas Maier told WWD that he was inspired, this season, by “the flower as a bud, the flower opening up, the flower falling apart,” which explained the graphic details seen on the designer’s black and white pieces. Of particular note was the designer’s fur outerwear, which came finished with abstract takes on falling petals.
Contrasting prints and fabrics kept things exciting in this season’s Fendi lineup, which included the house signature furs – done in a degradé pattern – and a variety of geometric and colorblocked patterns.
Frida Giannini showed a streamlined collection done in a menswear-meets-mod style of dress. Though the hues shown were almost all bright and saturated, the lack of surface embellishments and classic tailoring kept the entire collection wearable.
Jason Wu showed a knockout collection heavy on eveningwear, including suiting, gowns and separates, many of which were done in silk.
Rag & Bone
Tailored sportswear was the name of the game this season at Rag & Bone. Designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville showed a laid-back collection, but kept things sophisticated with lace and sheer panel inserts and a color palette that didn’t stray from black and white.
TheFashionSpot's Style Editor, Sharon Feiereisen, is a freelance lifestyle writer based in New York City. Her work has been published in Newsday, The Knot, AM New York, WHERE New York, Dan's Papers, and Hamptons Magazine, among many other print and online outlets. Check out her tumblr blog, Random Happenings.