Pleased to meet you. Welcoming new introductions, new acquaintances in this hot, slow, sleepy, limbo time of the year. An early season update, our Pre-Fall 18 lookbook coverage gathers the best newly-arrived looks. Something to look forward to, a little glimpse ahead for when the heat breaks and you feel the need to reach for a sweater or overcoat.
The season's highlights include an Italian printed floral from Rachel Comey that exudes a joyful vintage vibe that is both fun and sophisticated. If you're looking for the absolute in cashmere knitwear and/or voluminous sculptural sleeves, look no further than Khaite. Literally, every sleeve in this collection is remarkable. Your arms deserve something this special.
3.1 Phillip Lim has mastered the art of hardware this season. Boots and bags accented with silver shapes compliment Lim's voluminous, feminine ready-to-wear. Speaking of feminine volume, Apiece Apart's pre-fall delivery has an easy, casual, yet feminine vibe running throughout contrasted by utilitarian workwear; something for every side of every woman.
Toteme offers their usual graphic printed scarves, oversized silk silhouettes, and tailored pants, making this collection a constant favorite with our editors. Sleek and sophisticated Nili Lotan trousers and cardigans elevate business casual to a level so desired you'll be wearing these on weekends. Two of our favorite, show-stopper, lightweight coats are the MM6 Maison Margiela Oversized Trench and the Nomia Vegan Chore Jacket, both essentials in this season's neutral green.
When it come to footwear, Pre-fall is all about the combat boot or the pointed toe. 3.1 Phillip Lim and ATP Atelier offer this season's must-haves. The shoes you'll wear until there is snow on the ground. Again we see the play between masculine and feminine, offering options for women's every mood.
Take this perfect in-between moment when it's not too hot, its not too cold, to experiment with your look. Is it time to try something new before you have to break the old trusted col weather classics of the closet? Who do you want to be this Fall? Pluck the day while it's ripe. Carpe diem.