Highlights from the Best of Pre-Fall 2012, Celine, Givenchy and more

By the looks of the collections we’ve seen so far from some of our favorite go-to labels, Pre-Fall seems to be about a continuation of key-trends and trademarks with a fresh, indulgent spin.


Here’s a quick look at some of our favorite HIGH F-A-S-H-I-O-N highlights from the season so far…there’s more to come as we look at the best of the season next week.

Givenchy (above).


Phoebe Philo added some refined tweaks to her repertoire and returned with another bevy of untouchable minimalist must-haves.

Stella McCartney- 

Playful embroideries and graphic knits made for a covetable mix of smart options from fashion’s coolest wonder women.

Nina Ricci-

Another ultra-femme, ultra-luxe ode to deshabillé Victoriana fit for just about any princess or those just looking for something sublimely sweet.


Retro-minded schoolgirl chic made for another winning outing from Carven.

Derek Lam-

New York’s king of deluxe sporty chic was back with a collection full of glorious, unexpected color ways in a deliciously off-key palette.

The Row-

Concise, articulated silhouettes and fabrications are The Row’s calling cards and Pre-Fall was right on track.

Sonia Rykiel-

Flirty Parisian glamor is de riguer chez Rykiel and Pre-Fall’s color-blocked updates to the label’s codes made for a refreshing update to what we’ve come to expect from such a tried-and-true label.

Theyskens’ Theory-

While we’ve been keen on the returns of ladylike dressing and minimalism over the past few seasons, there’s no denying the mega-cool factor that Olivier Theyskens has brought with him at Theory, making it one of the only collections out there boasting enough street-cred for us to consider crossing over the divide for. -Naveed Hussain