My Favourites: Pre-Fall Collections 2014

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Hello my lovelies!

With the wind and the rain currently blowing the house away, flower pots and all, I thought I'd do a review of the latest Pre-Fall collections to warm up our shivering bodies. Because of college and life problems in general I haven't been able to keep up to date in the fashion loop recently so these collections are completely new to me and I can't wait to pick up on some new AW trends for next year!

I'll open this post with Burberry Prorsum and their richly coloured and textured collection. Print inspirations taken from London A-Z, the Chrysler Building and Shanghai's World Financial Center Bailey 

created a worldly atmosphere and were complemented by romantic 

lace and seductive thigh splits. Again with the classic Burberry 

printed tee this collection oozed youth, elegantly flirtatious and 

effortlessly cool and I for one am dying to get my hands on every 


A clean slate. Simplicity and innocence. These were the thoughts that crossed my mind when I saw Calvin Klein Collection. A series of icy, stoney greys and a brief blip of softer pinks made for an effortlessly cool and chic aesthetic that also seemed very functional and comfortable with soft cottons and loosely draped floor length dresses. I tell you, as someone who hates sacrificing comfort for fashion this collection achieved a happy medium between the two.

I experienced a bit of déja-vu when I clicked onto view Chanel as I discovered yet another cowboy, western, barn yard themed setting similar to the Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear collection. However this year there was a strong focus on ultra-chic and stylish cowgirl vs Native American rather than the sweet western, Texas girl of 2010. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm not the hugest fan of Chanel, not because Lagerfeld isn't a genius (hold your horses!) but because I find he caters more to the mature woman than to my own tastes. However with this 91 piece collection I was very pleasantly surprised, with bold colours, start shaped sequins, and waist fitted silhouettes the youthful energy of the Wild West was captured. 

So now we move from a setting in the past to Diane von Furstenberg where we are met with striking and energetic colours that just scream Diane. Taking inspiration from vibrant Venice and powerhouse New York von Furstenberg drew from the boldly coloured curves of romantic Murano glass and the chic, sophisticated lines of the New York skyline. This twosome resulted in gorgeously structured and yet fluid creations.

In Spring/Summer 2014 many critics said Erdem Moralioglu cut himself short by trying, unsuccessfully, to cut away from his ultra-

feminine roots. Yet, this collection Erdem was back in business 

doing what it does best, lace, florals and exquisite gowns, hitting 


mark by clearly highlighting the slightly eerie, seductive tone to the 

pieces with dark sequins, and a conflict between feminine skirts 


strict schoolgirl cuts. Femme-fatale meets sophistication all the 



Rebecca Taylor this year was minimalist and coldly youthful with pastel pinks and blue knits contrasted with straight line pleats and cool velvet cigarette pants.

On the complete flip-side Temperley London was all hard feminine romance and rich, glamorous tones with floor length gowns, lace, leather and texture.

So these were just a few of my favourites from the Pre-Fall 2014 collections this year and already I'm bursting to find out what's in store for use next season. Does anyone else think pony-hair and bold pop colours are going to follow us into next Autumn/Winter?

Thanks for reading,
Ciara xx

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