If you’re Phoebe Philo or Christopher Kane, your ears are likely bleeding from all the buzz about your pre-fall 2013 collections. I wouldn’t say (as I usually do) that this is much ado about nothing. Celine continues to push irregular shapes, reminding us that oversized, too long, too short, are all purposeful here. Stop obsessing over the curvatures of the body but instead, fall in love with fabrics and textures that create new lines. Awkward length leather pleated skirts, dropped shoulder seams, short cuffs on jackets; I’m hoping to see this styling trickle down into the masses in seasons to come.
Christopher Kane, with his first Pre-Fall collection ever, is focused on rich colors, velvet fabrics, and creepy prints, all pulled together to make perfect sense. Never have florals been so provocative, lurex animal print been so understated, or frayed denim so elegant. Littered with Dracula t-shirts and an old Hollywood vibe, Kane has me anticipating his every next move.