January 23, 2011

Pre-fall dichotomy: Hard edges

So, the pre-fall collections are still trickling in, but I've noticed a certain dichotomy between the collections presented this season.  The clothes tend to be either very hard and include lots of leather and black or feminine, lacey and demure.

I made a list of inspiration photos that I thought coordinated with some of the collections, and pictured below are models like Ann and Kirby Kenny, Ashley Smith and Keira Knightley.  Not only do these women seem to embody the type of girls these designers are creating clothes for, but they also tend to be wearing similar make-up styles to what is featured in a lot of these collections (light on the lipstick with a nude or very light pink color and heavy on the eye makeup often featuring smokey eyes or lots of liner).



Proenza Schouler

The Row 

Alexander Wang

(photos from vogue.com, fashiongonerogue.com, models.com and naag.com)

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