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Pre-Fall 2017 Collections Wrap Up

It’s time to down those energy drinks and get ready as the world of fashion hits warp speed.  The fall/winter 2017 menswear shows are about to begin while some designers are still presenting pre-fall 2017 collections.  And in just a few short weeks the month-long fall 2017 collections will hit the runways.  So stick with us as we wind down Pre-fall 2017 and ramp up menswear.  We don’t want you to miss a beat!

The Final Pre-Fall 2017 Collections

Trina Turk approached pre-fall 2017 by introducing a collection of easy separates in the sunny colors redolent of the early months of summer when pre-fall hits stores.    It was a well-targeted move to push merchandise during the transitional season.  There was a girlishness in her dresses and ruffled blouses, some with floral prints or soft pleats.  The overall effect was fun and full of energy.

Trina Turk Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Trina Turk Pre-Fall 2017

Trina TurkPre-Fall 2017 collections

Trina Turk

Trina Turk Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Trina Turk

Trina Turk Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Trina Turk

Trina Turk Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Trina Turk

Trina Turk Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Trina Turk

Rich detail including guipure lace, sequins, beading and brocades set an elegant tone for the eveningwear and daytime looks of the Reem Acra pre-fall 2017 collection. Perfectly at home on her trademark red carpet gowns, these embellishments applied to separates made for cool statement pieces easily mixed with matching skirts for a more dressed up look or denims for a distinctive casual chic.

Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Reem Acra

Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Reem Acra

Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Reem Acra

Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Reem Acra

Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Reem Acra

Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Reem Acra

Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Reem Acra

Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Reem Acra Pre-Fall 2017

Mention Pringle of Scotland and thoughts immediately go to soft cashmeres, argyles and Fair Isle sweaters, the trademarks of this iconic brand.  For pre-fall 2017 Fran Stringer, women’s wear director, embraced the brand’s legacy, updating the tried-and-true patterns with modern silhouettes and applications.  Argyle came in the form of a layered ensemble with the pattern presented on angular bias; oversized architectural shapes gave monochromatic knits a cool edge.  Classic and understated outerwear was pure polish and sophistication.  If pre-fall 2017 collections are any indication of things to come, Pringle is on the right track for a very bright future.

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2017

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Pringle of Scotland

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Pringle of Scotland

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Pringle of Scotland

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Pringle of Scotland

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Pringle of Scotland

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Pringle of Scotland

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Pringle of Scotland

Elizabeth and James followed through on the casual chic themes that have been trending for pre-fall 2017 with a collection of sophisticated looks for the girl-on-the-go.  Long layers, comfortable silhouettes and a palette of mostly black and white (with a few accent pieces thrown in) made for easy, effortless style.  Linens and poplins were well-suited to the early summer timing of pre-fall’s arrival at retail, but the ribbed knits and quilted silks were a reminder that there were options here to carry you through the transitional season.

Elizabeth and James Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Elizabeth and James Pre-Fall 2017

Elizabeth and James Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Elizabeth and James

Elizabeth and James Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Elizabeth and James

Elizabeth and James Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Elizabeth and James

Elizabeth and James Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Elizabeth and James

Elizabeth and James Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Elizabeth and James

Elizabeth and James Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Elizabeth and James

Elizabeth and James Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Elizabeth and James

The 1970’s has been a recurrent theme for pre-fall 2017 (picking up on spring 2017 themes) but few have done it better than Nina Ricci.  The message was clear here with wide-legged, low-slung  pants, belted shirt dresses, silk bodysuits, tailored trench coats and dusters.  Jean jackets reimagined in wool or embossed leather added a crisp polish to skirts and pants.  Styled with twisted leather belts and over-the-knee boots it all had a very 1970’s jet-set feel.  Oversized puffer jackets and a ribbed, collarless rabbit coat with puffed shoulders provided options for statement outerwear as temperatures veer into fall.

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2017

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Nina Ricci

Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2017 collections

Nina Ricci

Next up….fall 2017 menswear kicks off……