If these pre-fall collections are supposed to get us excited for next month's fashion weeks then unfortunately I must say that I'm not too impressed with them. Of course, there was lots of great work and there's still some more to come, but in my opinion the majority of the collections lacked real creativity, were too trendy, and not very brave. How many times do we have to see a different version of a leopard coat, a lace dress, leather shorts? It's a new year, let's see some new designs! Maybe those currently working on their design degrees will hit us with something big one day.That said, there were two pre-fall collections that really stood out in my mind, Givenchy & Prabal Gurung.
I love Givenchy's feminine military woman for pre-fall. Edgy cuts and materials such as leather were mixed in with colorful florals and tall leather boots to create a hard-ass real woman for this collection. The shape of the boots are different, the models can work them, not sure women would thighs could, but they work well with this collection. I'm excited to see what Givenchy has in store for us for the fall!
Season after season Gurung continues to impress and pre-fall is no exception. The metallic forrest greens and light pinks work well with the feminine dresses and the form fitting pencil skirts and suits. I also love that little touch of fur. The overall collection looks super chic and I'm excited to see what's to come from Prabal Gurung.