For me, it's all about texture. Texture, texture, texture! Christopher Bailey mixes them so expertly in this collection, creating looks that are truly multi-dimensional. Fur, leather, knit...you name it. Besides incredible cocoon coats, Bailey gives us jacquard cigarette pants in rich emerald tones. So rich I can taste it.
The aforementioned duality of Pre-Fall is evident in this collection. When dresses are long-sleeved, they display a plunging neckline. When dresses are sleeveless, they hit high on the neck. Thigh-high slits find their place alongside knee-length coats, and colours finally alleviate the mundanity of all-black winterwear. A lot of the times, it's juxtaposition that makes fashion so intriguing, and Pre-Fall is the perfect embodiment of this allure.
See the full collection here.
Note: Just wanted to give a shout-out to my Secret Santa for the thoughtful gift - a phone holder in the shape of a high heel...with a red sole! Perfection. I've always considered Red-Soled Fashionista as simply the name of my blog, but now I realize in some ways people see me as Red-Soled Fashionista. I am Red-Soled Fashionista. Truly, I can never say this enough: thank you everyone for your support. Much love!
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