"Team a modern couture blouse with a key FW13 piece: leather pants."
"Trans-seasonal forever pumps."
"'60s-style eyeliner is a big beauty trend for fall/winter – this liner gives the look seamlessly."
Before The Fall
It is the secret weapon of the truly stylish: discreet but directional, covetable but almost clandestine. Welcome to the Pre-Fall collections, the stealth moment in the calendar that allows the fashion-forward woman to pick up the perfect transitional pieces, and get a clever jump on the season ahead.
This is forever fashion at its most modern. There are exquisite florals and romantic lace pieces that will light up a summer soiree, but are also key messages for fall/winter; elegant whites and couture-style mini dresses that beg to be worn now, but will ensure that, come September, you will be well ahead of the fashion curve.
A woman who understands the allure of this season is Chloé designer Clare Waight Keller. This most
female-friendly of designers reveals why Pre-Fall is the time to buy multitasking pieces, and shares her must-haves. We also let Christa D'Souza in on the joys of Buy Now, Wear Now, Wear Later shopping: turn to Style Rethink to discover the secrets of the style savvy.
LUCY YEOMANS, EDITOR-in-CHIEF