In the vast world of fashion, the best looks for this year’s pre-fall season have already hit the racks of your favorite shopping destinations prior to the official season itself. There seems to be a little for everyone with the amplitude of designers and brands participating in this season’s trends. Whether your focus is garnishing yourself in Gucci’s redefined 70’s inspired jersey dresses, transitioning into a classic Ophelia vibe with Valentino’s whimsical dresses, while embracing a bloomlet of the camel coat. With that thought planted firmly in mind, these best looks are in many ways a representation of a past era of timeless panache that seamlessly continues to present a comparison to today’s collections.
The 70’s are back in an unexpected take with the pussy cat bow, this anything than masculine inspired necktie has taken a new approach with its feminine floppy bow at the collar presenting just another example of how retro styled fashion has returned. In addition, Gucci redefines the exaggerated proportions opting for a free-flowing collection of lace-up heeled oxfords and printed jersey dresses to coats of great lengths.
From an era that elegantly showcased the best dressed ladies in the world, Valentino took mold of utter romance with an idyllic twist that geminates the touch of lace to embroidered floral details. Fitting in perfectly are the feminine-yet-conservative dresses designed with his signature long-sleeves and charming artisanal details. Yet the decision to choose just one seems to be impractical with a number of standout pieces all showcasing an artistic element that completes the brands creditability this season.
Take fall this season for beige and the camel coat, a partnership that continues to give back from season-to-season. A trend which over the years has taken a classic ubiquitous presence falling forward with an array of accouterments, lengths, shapes and shades. I can say freely I am not alone when stating this styled coat will remain a classic and somewhat business appropriate with its grand possibilities to being garnished as a cover-up layered over a casual cashmere sweater and leggings to formal cocktail attire. Of course, the only question is which trends will you be wearing this season? – All text and images by Doris Hobbs