Even with Fashion Week just around the corner (deep breath), designers are not missing a beat with their release of even more pre-fall collections. While the season sounds a little funny and fictitious, there's nothing to laugh about when it comes to the knock-out designs that we've been spotting over the past few weeks.
To sum it up, say hello to high-impact solids, coats to fawn for, elegantly sleek lines, and hats that make to hat hair entirely acceptable. Consider this a major teaser for the motherload of fabulous Fashion Week coverage to come, as we round up (once again) the best pre-fall collections
that may be part of a shorter lineup of looks, but are just as sweet as ever.
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A crisp, pocketed Céline look that's effortlessly beautiful.
Photo: Courtesy of Celine
Monochrome, a skirt suit, turtlenecks, and creepers. This might sound like a motley-crew mix, but it all works so well for Carven.
Photo: Courtesy of Carven
Chloé gets involved with some pattern play, mixing plaid with a head-to-toe houndstooth suit that we're sure will be spotted on execs and fashion editors alike next fall.
Photo: Courtesy of Chloé
So incredibly chic. Bravo Dior.
Photo: Courtesy of Christian Dior
While the helmet may say "hold on, it's a bumpy ride," this Givenchy look scores high points with us for taking risks and presenting new shapes.
Photo: Courtesy of Givenchy
3.1 Phillip Lim delivers prim and proper sophistication that's anything but blah.
Photo: Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim
For pre-fall, Gucci delivers a supremely polished animal-print coat.
Photo: Courtesy of Gucci
No. 21 gave us a sweet taste of cotton-candy pink and, let's face it, she's got a sweater tied around her waist — so '90s, so awesome.
Photo: Courtesy of No. 21
Your LBD can step aside and make room for Roskanda Ilincic's little red dress.
Photo: Courtesy of Roksanda Ilincic
Alex Wang doesn't disappoint (obvi) with a sexy-utilitarian pre-fall look.
Photo: Courtesy of Alexander Wang
Yes, brown and black do go together: a lesson in style from Prabal Gurung.
Photo: Courtesy of Prabal Gurung
We're not usually ones for monogram, but there's something so charming about this Kenzo piece that colorblocks a navy sweater (and cap!) with a pair of perfectly pleated emerald trousers.
Photo: Courtesy of Kenzo
This is exactly the kind of coat we could spend all pre-fall, fall, and post-fall wearing. Ferragamo also heralds the return of boxy carryalls and classy fishnets — for which we are grateful.
Photo: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo