Pre-Fall 2015 has been upon us for some time now and I thought I would share with you some of my favourite collections of the season.
Mother of Pearl
Oh Roksanda you’ve done it again. Serbian-born London-based designer Roksanda Illincic continues to mesmerise me with her gorgeous designs. For pre-fall Roksanda explored the colours lilac, coral, dusty rose and richer hues in great detail. I was in love with the coral and lilac looks.
The shapes, the colour blocking, the lengths. Everything about this collection was amazing. The colour blocked looks were in a diagonal shape which was a feast for the eyes. The beautiful black, coral and lilac gown (Look 23) is a stunner. I can see it at an award season event. Marion Cotillard’s stylist needs to snap this collection up! Something I was excited to see was lantern sleeves which Roksanda used in her Spring 2012 collection. They were softer than before and done exquisitely in a layered chiffon. What a splendid collection. I can’t wait to see what she has to offer for Fall 2015.
Amy Powney creative director of Mother of Pearl was inspired by the 2012 Wes Anderson film ‘Moonrise Kngdom’ for her Pre-Fall 2015 collection at the label. I love seeing Anderson’s quirky Instagrammic films being made into wonderful collections from wonderful designers. Deep berry hues were used in the collection and of course were printed thanks to an artist collaboration.
In the film the main character is a boy scout and that was definitely a recognisable overtone in the collection. See tucked in tops into trousers, or just below the knee high socks. Warm coats to be worn by the crackling campfire were also a prime standout in the collection. Best selling sneakers were high tops with a plaid print this season.
Anything Powney creates I am fascinated by and this collection is no exception.
Osman Yousefzada is by far one of my favourite designers. His eponymous label OSMAN has beautiful and lust-worthy clothing that is chic and funky. The boho-luxe Navajo vibe that was a prevalent theme in his Spring 2015 collection was also present in this collection. The theme was definitely more in depth this season (see Navajo headdress on models).
Typically associated with Navajo and the boho-luxe trend are fringing, printing and rich colours. All of these factors were present in the OSMAN collection. Look 22 was an amazing white jumpsuit with a plunging neckline tied in three places with spaghetti straps. Anne Hathaway - this has your name on it.
This theme is being explored more and more in depth each season so that has me begging the question - will it be the prevailing notion of the Fall collection.
Christopher Kane continues to link past and present in his collection. Pre-Fall 2015 was no exception. Tim Blanks of Style.com noticed nods to the Fall 2014, Spring 2012 and Fall 2010 collections in this presentation. I did too recognise these motifs in the collection and was overjoyed to see them. Combining my favourite collections of his with this current one is fabulous.
A cropped biker jacket followed by a normal sized leather biker gave me chills. Pink was used in the collection. This stereotypically girly colour was toughened by black leather or the colour in general. The florals from his Fall 2010 collection followed the slew of pinks. The yellow finale gown with an intricately detailed bodice also from a previous collection wowed me. Laura Carmichael this one’s for you.
Yet another flawless collection from Mr. Kane.