Pre-Fall collections took a break for the holidays, but we’re back with more of our favorites from Ralph Lauren, Kenzo, and Tibi.
Designers are still making their presentations for pre-Fall 2014. These are some of the more wearable looks you’ll see this year, so we’re pulling a few more of our favorite looks and the Burda patterns you need to make them yourself.
For pre-Fall, Ralph Lauren showed casual American sportswear that promised luxury in cashmere and silk. If you don’t want to pay designer price, sewing your own clothing is your best bet to ensure you’re getting the same rich fabrics that Ralph Lauren uses.
Elevate easy pieces like the Asymmetrical Jersey Top, Layered Tank Top, Turtleneck Shirt and Bootcut Trousers or Leggings in silk pongee, cashmere knit, or the best organic cotton you can find. Ralph Lauren used a palette of dove greys, so stick with cool neutrals to get the full effect.
We also love the bold separates at Kenzo. The skirt suit on the left is similar in shape to the Geometric Jacket and Skirt from this fall’s Block Party collection. Our version has solid wool with black patent leather embellishments. Go for a micro print fabric with matte leather trim to get the Kenzo look. We also love the crazy printed skinny suit. Make it easier to wear by making one piece in a print and the other in a coordinating solid. We like the jacquard Peg Pants with the Long Blazer in a charcoal or bottle green.
Our last pick from this round of collections are playful skirts and shorts styled with simple but unexpected pieces. Lanvin showed a maxi skirt where a playful bow detail was also part of the construction. With flats and a clingy turtleneck, it’s a totally different look for evening. Or, spice up a pair of paper bag shorts with a casual coat, sport socks, and a bold wool hat like we saw at Tibi.
Do you have favorites from pre-Fall 2014? Let us know!
images via Ralph Lauren, Kenzo, Lanvin, and Tibi