Sportswear Staples Make for an Elegant Donna Karan Collection

For Pre-Fall, Donna Karan goes Elegant. Using Sportswear staples as the foundation. As knitted skirts and simple tees get the up factor when paired with Classic, yet Elegant staples; such as: The Trenchcoat, A Simple Blouse, The Pencil Skirt, A Collared Chiffon Dress, A Strapless Gown, and even my favorite, The Beret. All for a Chic and such Elegant outcome.

See the full collection at: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2014PF-DKARAN/

Feminine Staples Get a Bite at Prabal Gurung

“Femininty with a bite,” is how Prabal Gurung describes what the Prabal Gurung girl wants. Approaching 5 years at his own line. As feminine staples such as: The Trenchcoat, A Tailored Suit, Chiffon Dress, A Classic Black Pump, Ruffles, and The LBD; get an edge for Pre-Fall 2014. When the chiffon dress is seen in a Grey geometric pattern. A tailored black blazer gets paired with a white ruffled top, and leather trousers. The Trenchcoat is paired with a leather dress. Ruffles and embellishments give pieces a little extra something. And a black pump with a white tip is paired with black leather knee-highs, for every look seen. The collection, really showing what Prabal Gurung has done over the past 5 years, when femininity gets a bite.

See the full collection at: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/2014PF-PGURUNG/#1

Jason Wu Mixes Fabrics for Pre-Fall

A beige blouse in a sheer fabric paired with a khaki leather pencil skirt. A white blouse paired under a black knitted sweater. And ruffled dresses paired under a hoodie for a casual vibe. For Pre-Fall, Jason Wu mixes fabric textures together, for a very Chic outcome. You see hoodies paired with leather and ruffles towards the beginning for an edgy outcome. While ruffles in fabrics of silk and lace are paired for a very decadate vibe towards the end.

See the full collection at: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/2014PF-JASONWU/#1

Frida Giannini Goes Back to the Basics for Pre-Fall

It’s all about going back to the basics! Which was pretty much the motto throughout Gucci‘s Pre-Fall 2014 collection. In which Creative Director Frida Giannini focuses on sleek daywear staples, giving them an extra dazzle in bright hues such as: Tangerine, Hot Pink, Red, Daffodil, and Shades of Blue. Pairing them with black military inspired hats, similar to the ones sported by Aymeline Valade and Kasia Struss at Louis Vuitton‘s Fall 2011 show; for a more masculine feel. Giannini also incorporates your feminine staples, giving your average pleated dress seen in a Geometric print, while the fur coat gets paired with jeans and a geometric printed top.

See the full collection at: Style.com