Fashion

Pre-Fall Trending: Acne, Balenciaga, Céline, Carven, Givenchy and Rochas Match!

WAIST WAVES:
ACNE
WAIST WAVES:
CARVEN
WAIST WAVES:
GIVENCHY
WAIST WAVES:
CÉLINE
SKIRTS OVER PANTS: GIVENCHY
SKIRTS OVER PANTS: CÉLINE
SKIRTS OVER PANTS:
ACNE
SKIRTS OVER PANTS: BALENCIAGA
ALL OVER AU NATURELS: ROCHAS
ALL OVER AU NATURELS: CÉLINE
ALL OVER AU NATURELS: GIVENCHY
ALL OVER AU NATURELS: ACNE
HIGH VOLUME COORDINATES:
ROCHAS
HIGH VOLUME COORDINATES:
ACNE
HIGH VOLUME COORDINATES:
CÉLINE
HIGH VOLUME COORDINATES:
CARVEN
TEDDY BEAR BROWN: GIVENCHY
TEDDY BEAR BROWN:
ACNE
TEDDY BEAR BROWN: BALENCIAGA
TEDDY BEAR BROWN: ROCHAS

The ambiguous, months-long Pre-Fall season is coming to an end and, as usual, the best is last. Our favorite Parisian presentations—Acne, Balenciaga, Céline, Carven, Givenchy and Rochas—came out within the same final week, and we’re seeing amazing convergences between them. The best are designing in tandem. Amidst a general theme of more grown-up, figure-flattering fashions, we’ve identified these micro-trends: cascading, peplum-like waist waves cut into suit jackets, tops, and dresses; in the least ‘boho’ way, skirts over pants, most often skinny black trousers; the head-to-toe print craze continues but now in more subdued all-over au naturels; pantsuits and other coordinates are kicked into high volume; and, finally, rad coats in pretty ugly teddy bear brown fur. Are Phoebe Philo, Riccardo Tisci, Jonny Johansson, Marco Zanini, Guillaume Henry and the interim Balenciaga team holding roundtables? Because invite meeee.