The Spring/Summer season of fashion weeks in London, Milan, and Paris are amongst us, and the anticipation within the fashion industry is undeniable. As always, designers and labels release Pre-Spring/Summer collections (or they may be called Cruise or Resort collections), as an insight into what to expect in their Spring/Summer collection.
These looks from my favourite Pre-Spring/Summer collections are here for you to see:
Gucci Resort 2013
Unconventional florals will always win me over, and Gucci has delivered just that. I notice that the floral prints focus more on the leaves and stems of the flowers, with the flowers being more an accent or pop of colour within the garment. The prints match the '70s feel, conveying a sense of simple glam.
Images courtesy of Fashionising, to view the full collection CLICK HERE
Just Cavalli Pre-Spring 2013
The father of animal print has also reinforced my love for unconventional florals, by creating psychedelically edited floral prints and toning them down by pairing the printed garments with basics. I can't deny that this collection and the garments may be an aquired taste, but statement street wear is what I love to wear, and there hasn't been a collection for women lately that has proved statement street wear is a better option over classic tailoring and conventional fast fashion in Spring/Summer, but this one has.
Marc by Marc Jacobs Pre-Spring 2013
Currently one of the most desired models, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, is the muse for Marc Jacobs' current Pre -Spring/Summer collection. The rebellious lookbook screams for change in women's fashion by embracing one's eccentricities and uniqueness by literally pairing clashing garment designs within the same colour palette, which almost disguises its casualness. Finally, a collection for women confidently bringing back camo!
Givenchy Cruise 2013
The prints, the prints, the prints! The clash between geometric patterns and mystical Hindu-inspired paisley is a treat to my eyes. What I love most about Riccardo Tisci's Pre-Spring collection for this season is the fact that he has brought back long dresses in summer with cut sleeves. Givenchy's statement print trousers, I predict, will be in high demand when it's available for purchase, as well as the beautiful alien-esque belts wrapped around the models in the lookbook.
Images courtesy of lifeisnotarehearsal
Dion Lee Resort 2013
My favourite Pre-Spring collection has been presented by one of Australia's most valuable exports in the fashion industry, Dion Lee. This man has designed the perfect combination between the opposing themes of aquatic and electric - with shark spine inspired neoprene blazers, subtle metallic wire graphic dresses and skirts, pops of neon and elegant silhouettes. This collection is simply a beautiful juxtaposition.
Images courtesy of Oyster Magazine