ATTO PRE-FALL 2014/2015
Hard and soft came together on crepe de chine slipdresses bisected with leather panels and on menswear-style trousers cut from a fleecy polyester. Elsewhere, an A-line skirt was spliced with a panel of pleats made from an unexpected technical fabric, while a double-breasted coat and jacket, as haute Parisian as it gets, were cinched with oversize obi belts, West-meets-East style.
J.W.ANDERSON PRE-FALL 2014/2015
Anderson explained that Pre-Fall represented a chance to work the inspirations for menswear out of his system. “I think it’s good to keep the men’s and pre-collection close,” he said. “We’ve always done it and it defines the brand. I like the cleansing when you get to the women’s Fall collection, because you’re so bored of it.”
MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA PRE-FALL 2014/2015
“Distortion” was one of the key concepts floating throughout Maison Martin Margiela’s latest Pre-Fall lineup. Imagine a girl borrowing her boyfriend’s cozy sweater, and then someone yanking it from behind to create a strange volume. Or another girl who walks into a Big & Tall store, buys a pair of XL men’s pants, then nonchalantly pins and drapes them to perfection. Such is the precisely haphazard, Margiela way.