These top fashion houses have won us over with their Pre-Fall collections and we can’t wait for their Fall collection in February.
With the clock ticking for the awaited Fall collection scheduled to be released in February, designers are giving us a glimpse of it with the Pre-Fall 2023 collection. The increasing commerciality and utilitarian designs have made things interesting for us to cover and bring you this list comprising the best.
For this Pre-Fall 2023, well-known fashion brands such as Ferragamo, Nº21, Dior, Givenchy, Carolina Herrera and Proenza Shouler unveiled their pre-fall collections, showcasing beautiful lookbooks. Following his debut at the label’s helm in Milan in September, creative director Maximilian Davis presented his first pre-fall collection where Western design codes reference Salvatore Ferragamo’s 1923 silent film, ‘The Covered Wagon’. Nº21’s Pre-Fall 2023 explored and reimagined the brand’s archives, showcasing a lookbook where lace, boudoir sensuality, and duality between masculine and feminine took centre stage.
Without saying more, here’s a roundup of the best Pre-Fall 2023 collections below.
Creative director Matthew M. Williams launched his latest Givenchy Pre-Fall 2023 collection, merging the Parisian elegance of the legendary French Maison with the Californian roots of Matthew M. Williams. For this Pre-Fall collection, the designer played with contrasting colours and focused on the nonchalance of the Left Bank.
The collection featured tuxedo jackets, denim cargo trousers, pencil skirts, cargo style pockets and looks fused with an urban-chic energy. For the men’s collection, he also mixed classic tailoring with utilitarian allure. Accessories took centre stage, showcasing Parisian hobo style bags, handbags with the Voyou, and more.
Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri unveiled her latest Dior Pre-Fall 2023 collection to explore the connection between Dior and India. She wants to explore the feelings and emotions that connect the brand. The collection fused different heritages and fashion cultures, while paying tribute to Marc Bohan who was the Maison’s creative director from 1960 to 1989.
“Maria Grazia Chiuri has chosen palettes of colours and materials that exalt influences shared with Karishma Swali. Working on timeless clothing shapes which have stayed intact through time allows Chiuri to (re)design her favourite models. A colour black sequence dedicated to silks – in shades of green, yellow, pink and purple -, in homage to Marc Bohan, comes in the form of sophisticated evening coats, sari-inspired straight skirts and traditional Indian cuts, as well as pants, little boleros, jackets and brassieres.” From Dior.
Creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua presented his latest Nº21 Pre-Fall 2023 collection, exploring and reimagining the brand’s archives. The designer presented a lookbook and played with lace, boudoir sensuality, duality between masculine and feminine, leopard spots, and the colour of fresh.
”I always like the same things: lace, boudoir sensuality, the play of masculine versus feminine, a dash of leopard spots, the colour of fresh, see-through,” Alessandro said. “I’ve been recovering many things from the past, from my former namesake label and personal archive… For years, I’ve been too angry to look back, but now I do,” he also stated.
Creative director Wes Gordon unveiled his latest Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2023 collection set at the New York City’s uptown Academy Mansion. For this Pre-Fall 2023 collection, he wanted to showcase the beauty of classical silhouettes, explosive florals and bold colours. “It’s the bold colours, big trains and a kind of a continuous evolution of silhouettes I’ve been working on for the past few seasons.” He said. “For coming to terms with the things I really love – the beauty of classical silhouettes, explosive florals and bold colours – and embracing it shamelessly and unapologetically with enthusiasm.”
Creative director Maximilian Davis unveiled his first and latest Ferragamo Pre-Fall 2023 collection, reflecting Salvatore Ferragamo’s influence in Los Angeles, where the founder opened a store in 1923 and built the foundation for his brand on a global scale. The brand aimed to mix hot and cold with American Western design codes inspired by Salvatore Ferragamo’s 1923 silent film, The Covered Wagon.
In this collection, you can find fine textiles, utilitarian pants, gold bustier dresses, denim coats, shirtdresses, and more. The colour palette and geometric motifs paid homage to Nancy Holt’s Sun Tunnels installations.
“There’s an image of LA and Hollywood where you kind of pan away from the city and you see the mountains, so you see the contrast of the mountains with the palm trees,” Davis said. “So there was this idea of mixing hot and cold.”