June 10th, 2013

So, what’s next?

Next up, pre-fall. Pieces are slowly coming into the stores now. It’s coined the money-maker season for designers because the clothes tend to be less fashion-forward, i.e. wearable and evergreen. Here are my personal “hits” from this tiny, but mighty, season.

The cape is still a strong silhouette and the crocheted ones at Valentino are gorgeous. The Saint Laurent duffel would be perfect for running around.

The Calvin Klein Collection show was a stand-out in my book; I especially love the belting.

Black and white ruled the catwalks and I love the buttoned-up sensibility of The Row look left and Proenza Schouler right.

Four strong pants looks– Clockwise: Givenchy, Narciso Rodriguez, Celine, and Stella McCartney.

Need to be amazonian in height to carry-off the extreme layering trend this fall from Givenchy, Celine, Dries, and others.

Three sharp and wearable dresses from Thakoon, Proenza, and Narciso.


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Reversible shearling coat


Frayed checked cotton-blend tweed skirt


Shearling sneakers


Tiered ruffled silk crepe de chine mini dress


Buckle kitten-heel leather pumps


Cornelia double-breasted cotton trench coat


Nutson broderie anglaise ramie blouse


Jane cross-strap stud-embellished sandals


Tuxedo box clutch


Nolia crepe midi dress


Stretch-suede 70mm bootie


Felix large leather and suede shoulder bag

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  • i love all your picks- i especially loved the céline, stella m and the row pre-fall collections. love your blog!

    mark d sikesJune 10th, 2013  12:33 AM

  • I like the Narcisco sporty grey pants – and though I’m not keen on extreme layering it’s so cold over here at the moment, I might have to give it a try!

    That's Not My AgeJune 10th, 2013  5:42 AM

  • Mark, you’re right, Celine and Stella need to be in there…

    PrestonJune 10th, 2013  6:37 AM

  • The Narcisco pants would be a good transitional piece. I can see a Saint Laurant duffle in my future…what color would be your choice??

    JoJune 10th, 2013  11:26 AM

  • Nary a black tight , opaque stocking or legging in sight this season…what do you think, Preston…are they going to be passé this coming fall and winter? Would love your opinion.

    nancyJune 10th, 2013  2:35 PM

  • love the clean lines and the subdued sexiness.

    Neha SenJune 10th, 2013  2:47 PM

  • Nancy, good observation. I noticed both dresses and tops had high neck-lines, which are very European to me. Is it a trend as well?

    ellenJune 10th, 2013  6:14 PM

  • If this is a sign of what’s to come, it’s going to be a great fall/winter. I like all of it.

    AprilJune 10th, 2013  7:38 PM

  • Oh my! I don’t know where to start!! Love all of these!! Have been a wearer of capes for the last two years….love how they can change an outfit into something special. And my fav belt ever is a Calvin Klein! Very fun blog, Preston! Thanks for the preview and for sharing your faves!!!

    SheriJune 10th, 2013  8:38 PM

  • Lovely … but why sleeveless?

    GayleJune 10th, 2013  10:12 PM


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