PRE-FALL '13 Love

Last season (ss13), I barely had time within my school schedule to keep track of all the fabulous collections, let alone blog about them. Fortunately, this break, you will see me blogging some of my favorite pre-fall looks this season! 

The thing I loved the most about this collection was the paradoxical subtle yet obvious reference to the mid 20th century. Of course, being the All-American dresser, Kors succesfully injected a sense of high fashion into his very wearable pieces. The bold, voluminous silhouettes and the luxurious pairings of textures made this collection one of my favorites. 
You can always count on Phillip Lim to carry out beautifully simple pieces that speak with voices of their own. There is a perfect balance between soft and hard with the casual drapery and the structured shoulders and sleeves. I also loved how he was able to bring so many different elements into cohesion in this collection-from the western motifs and minimalistic silhouettes to utilitarian outerwear pieces and stunning digital prints.
Personally, there was an understated femininity in Azria's collection; it may have been a little difficult to sense it at first but after viewing the whole collection, one can fluidly see how it runs throughout. From the undulating ruffles to the delicate bell sleeves and sheer panels, the collection translated girly elements into mature elegance. 
I was truly intrigued by this collection's juxtaposition of strict geometric elements with organic representations of nature. The bright colorblocking was amazing when paired with delicate lace and the later pieces splattered in bright floral prints and covered in large paillettes were phenomenal as well.
Donna Karan's pieces spoke loudly of stylistic sensibility and no-fuss dressing this season. Columnar tunics and coats and structured outerwear have me wanting to dress as simply as possible!
Once again, Prabal executed an unbelievably gorgeous collection of streamlined elegance. The tailored structure of all his pieces are further beautified by the splash of digital floral prints on skirts and trousers with soft sheen. 
The pure wearability of these pieces were what initially drew me in. Each of the pieces, from the abstract graphic on the blue dress to the flounce of the skirts' hems, conveyed a strong statement to bold dressers. 

images via style.com

More soon!


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