Washed-out colors and ombré blurs provide a gentle artisanal mood for Fall. Bleached surfaces, dip-dyes, tie-dyes, acid-washed pigments and painted effects are used for everything from sturdy cotton outerwear and denim to over-dyed plaids and delicate silk lounge pants. There are even floral motifs printed in a tonal palette to give a “faux” dip-dye look.

Feng Chen Wang New York Menswear Fall Winter 2018-1019 NYC February 2018
Marco di Vincenzo Pre Fall 2018
Paco Rabanne Pre Fall 2018
Dyne New York Menswear Fall Winter 2018-1019 NYC February 2018
Oscar de la Renta Pre Fall 2018
Raquel Allegra Pre Fall 2018


Statement coats rule the runways this season. In both Pre-Fall and Fall collections, the roomy outerwear piece emerges as a key item for both men and women. Long, almost-ankle lengths emphasize X-large proportions, but there are also knee-skimming versions in boxy silhouettes. Bright colors, abstract prints or chunky corduroys give it a novel, contemporary feel; dark neutrals or menswear tweeds make it a timeless classic. A chunky scarf, sturdy belt and low-heeled or flat footwear finish the look.
Jil Sander Pre Fall 2018
Raf Simons Menswear
Fall 2018
Sonia Rykiel Pre Fall 2018
Valentino Pre Fall 2018
R13 Pre Fall 2018
Raf Simons Menswear Fall 2018



Mock or turtleneck pullovers are becoming the new ‘it’ accessory. Layering thin knits under dresses, sweatshirts and light jackets creates a Mod-retro yet contemporary look for next Fall. This versatile base-layer can provide a bright contrast pop, or can be in a similar hue as other pieces for a subtle tonal effect. Details like cropped or slit hemlines, flared sleeves and dimensional ribs freshen up the basic item.

Versace Pre Fall 2018
Markus Lupfer Pre Fall 2018
Prabal Gurung Pre Fall 2018
Sacai Pre Fall 2018
Chloe Pre Fall 2018
Erdem Pre Fall 2018


Activewear meets city chic in the Pre-Fall collections. Sporty styles mix with skirts and sleek footwear to create a work-or-weekend ensemble. Comfort is no longer at the heart of the activewear movement. Now, it’s about adding bomber jackets to a romantic look or replacing track bottoms with a pencil skirt. The unexpected combination of the two styles produces a versatile balance of casual and polished.

Dondup Pre Fall 2018
Paco Rabanne Pre Fall 2018
Piazza Sempione Pre Fall 2018
Marco di Vincenzo Pre Fall 2018
Givenchy Pre Fall 2018
Versus Pre Fall 2018
Sonia Rykiel Pre Fall 2018



Furry feet are walking all over Pre-Fall (pun intended). Slippers, sandals, mules, and high heels add a cozy yet chic feel to any ensemble. Neutrals like shearling beige or ivory plush add a natural note, but brights or pastels work too. This playful footwear works with any ensemble, from flowy dresses to distressed denim to tailored looks.

Maggie Marilyn Pre Fall 2018
Natasha Zinco Pre Fall 2018
Marco di Vincenzo Pre Fall 2018
Rochas Pre Fall 2018
Preen Pre Fall 2018
DSquared Pre Fall 2018
Preen Pre Fall 2018
Samuji Pre Fall 2018
Tory Burch Pre Fall 2018


Chinoiserie prints and exotic animal motifs make a powerful statement on the runway this fall. Silk dresses or leather jackets are the perfect foundation for dragon embroideries or appliqués. There is even a dragon-shaped handle for a stylized pair of lorgnette sunglasses. Cheongsam styling, cherry blossom prints, kimonos and silky lacquer red pajamas underline the eastern theme — just in time for Chinese New Year.

Edward Crutchley Menswear Fall 18
Haider Ackermann Menswear Fall 18
Dennis Basso Pre-Fall 18
Isabel Marant Pre-Fall 18
Xander Zhou Menswear Fall 18
Marni Menswear Fall 18
Xander Zhou Menswear Fall 18




Teddy bear fleece warms up Pre-Fall and Fall runways, and not just for coats. Plush pile fabrics are right for all markets, whether for a chic cream-colored topper for the classic customer, contemporary bomber jackets edged in striped rib-knit trims, or junior-friendly sweatshirts. The fleece also is used for facing and trims for the season’s must-have big plaids, for the all-important shearling look.

Thom Browne Pre Fall 2018
Oscae de la Renta Pre Fall 2018
Cristopher Raeburn Pre Fall 2018
Miu Miu Pre Fall 2018
Marco di Vincenzo Pre Fall 2018
Victoria by Victoria Beckham Pre Fall 2018



Sometimes it’s not about the color itself, but about the combination. For next Pre-Fall and Fall, solid-color separates in saturated mid-tones like red-orange, teal and forest green are set against items in pales or brights like lilac, light blue or yellow; cosmetic tones or camels add a neutral note. Each item in the ensemble — tops, sweaters, scarves, legwear, shoes — are in a different color or tone, creating an artful head-to-toe palette.

Pringle of Scotland Pre Fall 2018
Delpozo Pre Fall 2018
Valentino Fall 2018
Roksanda Pre Fall 2018
Victoria Beckham Pre Fall 2018
Paul Joe’s Fall 18




Textured tweeds are showing up all over Pre-Fall. Nubbly yarns and color-flecked weaves work for dresses, suits, outerwear and even pants. Leather-bound edges or frayed raw-cut edges finish. A new generation is drawn to the classic Chanel suit, made young this season with cargo pockets, patent trims, contrast arms or witty printed versions.

Giamba Pre Fall 2018
Koche Pre Fall 2018
Agnona Pre Fall 2018
Oscar de la Renta Pre Fall 2018
Huishan Zhang Pre Fall 2018



One of the new jeans looks to emerge in the Pre-Fall collections is the high-waisted light-wash. The leg shape varies from an A-line flare to a low-crotch stove-pipe, but the waist sits at the natural waist or higher, often with a button-fly that emphasizes the slim-hipped, ’70s fit. Allover washes look newest, but there is some placed sanding for worn effects. Hems are raw or deeply hemmed.