Each year, the fashion community comes together in the fashion capitals of the world for their Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter collections—but there's another season that deserves our attention: Pre-Fall. Over the past several weeks, our favorite designers have been releasing their Pre-Fall 2015 collections, and below, you'll find our favorites. Start getting your wishlists ready!
1. Alexander Wang
Alexander Wang’s latest, slightly grungy collection is definitely not one to miss. From boxy jackets to this army green slip dress, Wang’s collection had a militaristic feel to it. But leave it to Wang to also add a provocative and sultry dimension to his collection. His use of fishnet tights and leather offered a fresh take on the classic utilitarian trend. We'll take two of everything, please!
2. Oscar de la Renta
If there’s one fashion label that knows how to dress a woman, it’s Oscar de la Renta. With a plethora of beaded gowns, bright floral prints and fur shawls, Peter Copping, creative director, kept with de la Renta’s signature feminine looks in this collection. Even after the beloved designer passed away in October, his legacy still carries on in this beautiful Pre-Fall collection.
Evoking '60s vibes, this French fashion label brought out the chic boot cut trousers and turtlenecks that are so emblematic of its brand. But while the trousers and turtlenecks were gorgeous, the true highlight of the collection were the silk blouses that could rival those seen during the Woodstock era. Coming in paisley, beige and even lace, these feminine tops can be dressed up or down for occasion.
If we had to choose only three words to describe Versace’s most recent collection, they would have to be: prints, prints, and more prints. Donatella’s lively colors and prints made for a great Pre-Fall collection, and we’re definitely keeping an eye out for when this electric blue sweater dress hits stores... so we can window shop, of course.
5. Vera Wang
Known for her beautiful wedding dresses, Vera Wang took a different turn for this collection. Wang created a feminine yet grungy look with her fur coats, pleated skirts and over-the-top textures. We also are head over heels for the messy, bandana-adorned hairstyle that all the models rocked!
In this collection, Joseph Altuzarra seemed to be inspired by a completely different season of the year: hunting season. Influenced by the traditional attire worn by explorers and hunters, Altuzarra opted for muted colors. To further keep in line with his theme, the designer had each model wear a neat chignon and a sleek cat eye.
David Koma is back in black with his latest collection for Mugler. Full of mostly black or jewel-toned fabrics, the collection features sleek coats and unique touches such as metal-rimmed holes in the skirts. While these looks were simple, they were the farthest thing from plain.
8. Christian Dior
East meets West in Dior's latest collection! Raf Simons created 63 gorgeous looks that resembled something out of a futuristic anime show. The collection stood out more and more as each sequined turtleneck and brilliant fairisle sweater went down the runway. We also love the unique anime-inspired makeup and hair. While we probably won’t be able to wear that same hairstyle to class, Simon’s work at Dior is definetely one to remember.
Which collection will you be adding to your lust list?