To Market: Pre-Fall 2013 (Part 2)

An inside look at the Pre-Fall presentations with W’s Fashion Market and Accessories Director Karla Martinez.


“On Thursday we previewed Alexander Wang’s Pre-Fall collection. Alex walked us through the lineup, and this gray sweatsuit with silk pants was one of my favorite looks.”


“We keep seeing flat, tough-looking boots paired with softer silhouettes—the return of grunge? The trend started last spring at Dries van Noten and is looking like it will stay strong through Fall 2013.”


“This Chanel collar made of feathers and lace is part of the Art et Métiers collection Karl Lagerfeld showed in Scotland—a couture piece!”


“Coach and St. James are up to something nautical.”


“Model Hanne Gaby Odiele is perfect in this look from Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall.”


“The Louis Vuitton ICONS collection is made up of iconic ready-to-wear wear pieces reinterpreted for the current season’s trends—basically a complete wardrobe.”


“Pierre Hardy is a master at geometrics!”


“I am a big advocate of the flat ankle boot. It is one of those accessories every woman should own—and wear.”


“I love this entire Pucci look on model Anais Pouliot—especially the pink jacket!”


“At Pucci, old-world glamour gets a modern spin thanks to Peter Dundas.”


“It’s always interesting to see what the buyers like, especially someone like Beth Buccini of Kirna Zabete. She’s a style icon, and this Stella McCartney coat is great on her.”


“Stella McCartney can make a printed knit and a pair of jeans look so special that you want to live in them—or at least I do.”


“I am really into the short structured blazer for fall. Case in point: this bright red brocade jacket by Stella McCartney.”


“A brief moment of rest for W’s Will Kahn, Edward Enninful and Claudia Mata on the fabulous purple sofa at the Pucci store on Madison Avenue.”