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Pre-fallin (in love with you)Wednesday, January 9 2013

Amidst the grand opening of London Collections: Men(aka bang-a-model week), one would almost be forgiven for losing track of those few Pre-Fall presentations playing hard to get.. So it came as a bit of a shock when suddenly all the big dogs let the cat out of the bag in unison.Way to steel the boys’ thunder – tut tut!


(Givenchy Pre-Fall 2013 via Style.com)

Tisci came first, and those life-changing resolutions that some of us agreed to trial (like, say, banishing the word ‘literally’ from our fashun lexicon) flew straight out the window. The Givenchy man took last season’s recurring Wild West theme, and brought it closer to home. To our side of the pond that is. Think British pastures – see that cow-slash-girl (literally!) -and Spanish plaza de toros (you spotted that matador cape too, right?).

Besides the cattle accents, a few Ghesquiere-ish ruffles (though I’m told the intent was to reference the work of Italian designer Walter Albini andarchitect Gio Pontifair enough), the usualmirroredprints, sharp angles and, erm, yes, he’s at it too, shower shoes. Current status : boycotting. I refuse to go there, no matter how many of my all time fav designers try make me.

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(Celine Pre-Fall 2013 via Style.com)

Meanwhile, Phoebe must have got wind of the fact that Kimye were planning their whole post-maternity wardrobe around her next collection, so did what any sensible mother would, andbuttoned-up. Not literally (snap!), as physical buttons shone by their absence in most of the photographed visuals, but certainly in jest with a collection that would have a hard time standing out amongst an Amish crowd. That unborn baby (potential godchild?) will thank her someday, mark my words.

Once, many moons ago we might have had to double take at those (technically) flat shoes, but the industry’s blossoming love for horizontal footwear has long reached new heights. At this point, the rallying cry seems to bethe flatter, the merrier (see also: Chanel, Reed Krakoffand Givenchy). Flatforms, plateforms – Potato, potato. Inretrospect,I’ll eat my (straw) hat and go for the shower shoes instead.

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(Acne Studios Pre-Fall 2013 via Style.com)

Fortunately, theScandinavianshave given up on cheesy cowboy aesthetics, and gone back to what they do best: seriously coolutilitarian-wear. Maybe because the temperatures have finally dropped and the Winter we were hoping skipped town has finally checked in, this presentation was the one that resonated the most with me so far (I’m saving myself for Stella, duh!). Coats were explored in more ways than one: from fur-lined trapeze parkas, to classic tailored blazers, fluffy faux-fur jackets andshearling-collared peacoats, complete with matching headgear. The styling was immaculate, with layer-upon-layer ofunevenlyproportioned separates, and the settings as desolate as expected.

What else? Pretty, pretty at Chloé, comme always, dark sophistication at Lanvinand good-girl chic at Carven. And as long as no-one suggest weskip summer (climate change will see to that) to get our hands on thetranseasonalgoodness I might be inclined to call this round a raving success. Fall/Winter better step up its game. Pre-fall done gooooood.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06841977524174275640 Carol

    I personally vote for Givenchy collection, wow – something so awesome !
    kisses

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.cz/

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14680949544572326232 Laura Dittrich

    I love all three! The older (and wiser) I become, the more I appreciate Céline. These collections are absolutely amazing! x

    Fashion Landscape

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10058624137222058297 Rowan Reiding

    YES YES YES! Love Givenchy's leather coats!

    Love,

    Rowan

    http://www.redreidinghood.com
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14314875198034387973 ZxM Style-Squared

    WOW, SO MANY COOL LOOKS THAT I CANNOT DECIDE…!!!!
    XX

    http://style-squared.blogspot.ca/

  • http://www.soulofashopper.com Soulofashopper

    I love the simplicity and minimalism of it all! xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04777118676461727728 Fashion Reactor

    Totally in love with Celin lookbook!!! Amazing designs an textures

    Eirini from http://fashionreactor.blogspot.gr/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13270685249307012167 Between Heels

    Such a beautiful clothes!! Amazing…

  • Marieke

    Acne looks nice (except the shoes though…)!
    Could you tell me where you bought that lovely Repossi ring? And is it the gold or silver version?
    And how do you manage to walk in all those gorgeous high heels? Is it just practice, practice, practice or is there some gene I'm missing? :-)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11570987856628874533 Ellen

    yes looooove it!!!!

    el-eventh

  • http://www.about-a-girl.com Jessica (About a Girl)

    Acne et Céline nous promettent de bien belles choses pour l'automne prochain. On est encore en plein dedans mais quand je vois ça, j'avancerai bien de quelques mois ! Du marine, du noir, du cuir <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01556511019912842560 From Boho to Chiic

    WOW! Great post! ♥ Love it!

    http://frombohotochiic.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08813269203887879585 TripsTreasures

    I can't say I'm immediately attracted to these pieces. Find it hard to imagine how they'd be worn on the street. What did catch my eye was that beautiful simple Céline bag and the huge belt.

    http://www.tripsandtreasures.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15156448530367370570 blog mode Laura

    The Givenchy and Celine collections are gorgeous! Love all this leather and volume!

    http://www.laurablogmode.com

  • http://www.jadepillar.com www.jadepillar.com

    Definitely digging the Celine collection! Bought a coat that's quite similar to the one in the picture. Love it! Already wore it on my blog too, if you are curious to see it! :-)
    JP

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10659735586043641198 ROULA

    Great collections!

    Selling brand new amazing Alaia boots on my blog in great price!!!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15992012518203792325 Bonnie,Clyde and Marni…..

    I'm in love with the last Acne coat!!
    http://www.bonnieclydemarni.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16288432619173575521 Creativity&Chocolate

    LOve the Acne and Celine collection!xx

    http://www.creativityandchocolate.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16685432786205816602 Krizia

    Loving the Givenchy cape!

    x Krizia

    Shark Attack – Fashion Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03726794415718849204 Camille
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00832244838759411174 Aitana

    I love all three!!!^^
    you can see my fav ones in my last post 😉

    xoxo

  • Giovi
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10147568168250249943 thestyleflux

    Lovin all these pre fall collections! to die for!

    Kaye Awatin
    http://www.thestyleflux.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04739560089837606530 MARJOLEIN from NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM

    Is this perfection or what?! There's no man model which can beat this… 😉

    X Marjolein – Never Too Polished.com

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