SET ABOUT IN ALL ITS SPLENDOUR, EARLY FALL PEERS BACKWARDS TO A MORE FORMAL TIME IN HISTORY, WHERE GLORIOUS WARDROBES WERE PARADED AT THE BALLET OR CARRIED IN LEATHER TRUNKS AND TAKEN OFF TO THE COUNTRY SCHLOSS.
If there is one thing that needs to be pointed out whilst examining the early fall collections, it is that designers are taking a closer look at a time when needlework was considered a respectable pastime. Either Chanel’s strong focus on the Austrian-Hungarian Era or Rochas’ lady-like influence on fabrics and shapes, we think it is time to honour this royal trend. Robes and coats are embellished and made out of rich jacquards and their customed appearance makes it hard to not associate the dramatic life of the Empress Sissi. Pre-Fall channels this eccentrically dramatic yet poetic time and invites to grandeur. Regal pastime activities meet dramatic elegance - A truly imperial trend.