A Look At Our Favorite Pre-Fall Collections

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

Even though it’s merely the onset of winter, it’s time for fall 2016 to make itself known in the fashion world with the launch of the pre-fall collections. Here is a roundup of the best of the best—obviously all relative—but a great place to start (and lust) nonetheless.

Alexander Wang: An obvious favorite of the young fashion set, Wang continues to push the boundaries of juxtaposition with a collection that mixes utilitarian, rock ‘n’ roll, work and streetwear elements all into one visually stimulating presentation.

Photo courtesy of Alexander Wang.

Photo courtesy of Alexander Wang.

Burberry: Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am not the biggest fan of Burberry, but the past few seasons, the brand has been able to stretch beyond their norms and reach into a more youthful territory. Pre-fall is no exception and I love the company’s take on classic sportswear as well as the disappearing feet as a result of those perfectly cut trousers.

Photo courtesy of Burberry.

Photo courtesy of Burberry.

Delpozo: Creative director Josep Font is attempting to fine-tune his skills to craft a more wearable line for Delpozo, and this stunning collection—the first pre-fall venture for the Spanish fashion house—has definitely hit the mark.

Photo courtesy of Delpozo.

Photo courtesy of Delpozo.


Gucci:
Gucci is just keeping things moving right along after their last runway debut which was considered one of the most exciting of the season. Once again, it’s quirkiness galore—prints, patterns, grandma gear and a just a touch of “Little House on the Prairie.”

Photo courtesy of Gucci.

Photo courtesy of Gucci.

 

Maison Margiela: Always fashion-forward, always pushing boundaries, always worthy of a top spot.

Photo courtesy of Maison Margiela.

Photo courtesy of Maison Margiela.


McQ Alexander McQueen
:
Extra-long crisp poplin and undone tailored silhouettes channel classic McQueen in his most toned-down form.

Photo courtesy of McQ Alexander McQueen.

Photo courtesy of McQ Alexander McQueen.

Opening Ceremony: My favorite collection of the season for so many reasons, the top of which stated so eloquently by Vogue’s Maya Singer, that the presentation is a take on “women and work and all the ways that women have erred toward tamping down their femininity in order to assimilate into male-dominated office culture.” OC takes on that point, balls it up and throws it into their office-mate’s trash can: The future of femininity at its finest.

Photo courtesy of Opening Ceremony.

Photo courtesy of Opening Ceremony.

See by Chloe: Forever channeling a sleek ’70s muse, See by Chloe recreates the classics in such a way that keeps us looking graceful season after season. Also, denim on denim? Always a must.

Photo courtesy of See by Chloe.

Photo courtesy of See by Chloe.

Versace: Donatella, queen of luxury, has done it again by establishing a clean palette of blues while slowly ebbing and flowing into different shades and shapes of suiting, ’90s-inspired mini dresses and killer handbags.

Photo courtesy of Versace.

Photo courtesy of Versace.

 

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