3 Key Looks from Pre-Fall 216
The Pre-Fall/Resort/Cruise 2016 collections are coming thick and fast, and a few key trends have already emerged.
Ahead of more extensive coverage on upcoming fashion season, including haute couture in Paris, we pick up with the AFP’s selection of important looks. The Pre-Fall/Resort/Cruise 2016 collections are coming thick and fast, and a few key trends have already emerged. Here are some of our (preliminary) favorite looks.
Clean, neat romance was the name of the game at Ralph Lauren (pictured above), where the collection focuses on classic, feminine styles with a modern twist. A crisp color palette of soft ducky pinks, camels and monochromatic black and white forms the basis for wide leg trousers, pleated midi skirts and belted trench coats. Athletic separates and puffed bomber jackets inject a youthful edge, as do brown leather patch motifs on black trousers and accessories.
Urban streetwear gets a funky makeover at Versace, where the Pre-Fall collection focuses on heavily structured silhouettes, from puffed-out sleeves, to stiff A-line hemlines and razor-sharp stirrup pants. Oversized outwear, sporty ‘microdresses’ and patent Chelsea boots combine to create a pulled-together and edgy look, based on a colorful palette of bright oranges and blues breaking up swathes of black.
Casual elegance was one of the core themes at Alexander Wang, where iconic wardrobe staples have been reinterpreted with eccentric irreverence. The use of metal embellishment, tonal embroidery, fabric treatment and deconstruction create a play on texture, while fluid tailoring is sharpened by metallic x-shaped zips and buckles. A dual-tone green and army parka metamorphoses into a bomber, and a trench into a blouson, highlighting the idea of transformation. Asymmetric draping and ruched silks and leathers are reissued in pieces emblematic of the insouciant and confident sensibility of Wang’s work.