Designer Pre-Fall ’15: the Five Best Trends

One could argue that the highest art of seasonal dressing is found during the transformative periods; those breezy weeks between sun-laden summer and full-on fall (and later, as the days grow longer, those days when winter draws to an end and spring busts out all over). This year’s pre-fall collections have finally arrived, and we’re sharing some of the best transitional pieces complete with commentary from venerable designers and the wise sages over at our designer buying office. There’s nothing quite like updated classics, a little retro fever and impeccable craftsmanship to put a little high-gloss on the in-between zone.

Pre-fall means pre-order, so ready your fingers for those irresistible buttons and check out our complete guide to Pre-Fall ’15.

The Flare-Leg Pant

Akris Punto flare-leg pants; pre-fall 2015. “This silhouette illustrates the modern spirit and style of artistic muses.”

—Akris Punto Creative Director Albert Kriemler

Shop: Akris punto pants


The Haute Flat

Pink Valentino rockstud ballet flats pre-fall 2015.“The pink/poudre combination lends a feminine touch to this rocker-chic style so she can get ladylike in a summery babydoll dress or streetwise with skinny fall denim.”

—Nordstrom Designer Buying Office

Shop: Valentino flats

The Small Saddlebag

Chloe drew leopard print saddlebag pre-fall 2015.“Mini bags have taken the handbag world by storm. This chic piece is totally transformative—casual or dressy, it just depends on how you style it.”

—Nordstrom Designer Buying Office

Shop: Chloé bag

The Modern Peacoat

Proenza Schouler peacoat pre-fall 2015.“The Proenza Schouler woman appreciates craft, quality and the creative spirit.”

–Proenza Schouler Designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Shop: Proenza Schouler coat

The Monster Backpack

Fendi monster backpack; pre-fall 2015.“This backpack is everything fashion should be: fun, quirky and a conversation piece.”

—Nordstrom Designer Buying Office

Shop: Fendi backpack


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