So far, so good! The arrival of the pre-fall releases has been like a primer for the main event three weeks away. Naturally, we're thrilled about the new season's trending looks. From preppy Proenza to shaggy-chic Pringle of Scotland, here's our favorites of the pre-fall collections.
Proenza Schouler--We were blown away with every one of these stunning separates. Preppy, modern, yet markedly sexy, this is a deliverance of styles that we can't wait to see more of. Bravo!
Balenciaga--Ghesqheire's vision of the future just keeps getting better and better. The boxy tops, full skirts, and great gloves put a modern spin on classic pieces (and we totally can't wait to bust out our colored tights again!).
Pringle of Scotland--A veritable lesson on layering teaches us that all we need to face fall is a shaggy sweater cardigan, an adorable leather-lined jacket, and those perfect gray trousers.
Givenchy--Turning to softer shades against stronger silhouettes, Ricardo Tisci offers us a more conservative look for the French house. And isn't that fur anorak something otherworldly?
Jason Wu--This rising star designer has left quite an impression on us. There's still his signature belted shapes and prim, lady-like aesthetics, but tougher elements like leather give his collection an edge that's refreshing to see.
Alexander Wang--We love that the master of edgy downtown chic is focusing on the narrow trouser and playing with textures in his layering and cropped knits. Do we sense a coming of age?
Lanvin--Daring femmes everywhere will adore the dream-like quality of Elbaz's creations. Adding a bit of an edge in all the right ways, Lanvin has us obsessing over the leopard prints and dramatic, hooded scarves.
Preen--Serving up a moody palette of dark colors and hard shapes, Preen has combined demure romanticism with broody BDSM gear in a "We Love Vampires" way that's totally of-the-moment.