Tag Archives: Pre-Fall 2012

The Collections: Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2012

25 Jan

The lens of the fashion world has shifted to the couture, but we are still gleefully haunted by the Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2012 collection. ┬áMost of the time, words are easy to find when reflecting on the impact of a collection, but Sarah Burton has again left us utterly speechless. Insanely gorgeous. For some reason, we have an urge to go belt shopping…













The Collections: Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2012 Film

12 Jan


Regular readers of The Black Market know that we are more than a little fixated on fashion films. We have yet to find one that we didn’t see something of interest in, but it seems to be rare that the actual film reflects the tone of the collection itself. Esoteric narratives are cool and all, but sometimes, getting straight to the point is all you need. Prabal Gurung has released a video featuring his Pre-Fall 2012 collection, directed by Dan Martensen. The collection has an undercurrent of psychedelic chic that is played up to great effect in the film. Love.


The Collections: 10 More Pre-Fall 2012 Looks We Love

11 Jan

Givenchy Pre-Fall 2012

As the Pre-Fall 2012 collections continue to roll out, we are seeing more and more of what we love most about solid, cogent design: directional shapes and silhouettes, bold graphics and and plain ol’ swoon-worthy dresses. Here, ten more looks that we will revisit many more times for inspiration.

Preen Pre-Fall 2012

Rochas Pre-Fall 2012

Celine Pre-Fall 2012

Peter Som Pre-Fall 2012

Rebecca Minkoff Pre-Fall 2012

Alexandre Herchcovitch Pre-Fall 2012

Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2012

Givenchy Pre-Fall 2012

Prabal Gurung Pre-Fall 2012

Photos: Style.com

The Collections: Our Favorite Pre-Fall 2012 Looks Part 2

22 Dec

Pringle of Scotland Pre-Fall 2012

While the holiday insanity swirls around us, we have been finding a bit of sanctuary in the Pre-Fall ’12 collections. ┬áHere, our favorite looks that we really wish we could wear right now. Also, a special shout-out to two of our favorite late 90’s-early 00’s Supermodels, Kirsty Hume and Hannelore Knuts, who are featured in the Erdem and VPL collections, respectively. And yes, we did just capitalize Supermodel.

Erdem Pre-Fall 2012

Malandrino Pre-Fall 2012

Rachel Zoe Pre-Fall 2012

Diane von Furstenberg Pre-Fall 2012

Moschino Cheap and Chic Pre-Fall 2012

VPL Pre-Fall 2012

Donna Karan Pre-Fall 2012

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2012

Jason Wu Pre-Fall 2012

Photos: Style.com

The Collections: Our 10 Favorite Pre-Fall 2012 Looks Part 1

13 Dec

Narciso Rodriguez Pre-Fall 2012

We might as well go on the record now as being skeptical about the fast-and-furious pace that designers and labels are expected to churn out gorgeous and inspired collections. 5 or 6 times a year (if you include Holiday, which some designers actually do), retailers and editors are given new collections to digest. The fashion girls in us are never one to look away from a shiny, brand-new set of looks, but the part of us that supports both new and established talent feels deep sympathy for designers from whom too much is never enough when it comes to the insanely whacked retail schedule that they are forced to operate within. All of that being said, we found lots of looks from the Pre-Fall ’12 collections that we love. Here are 10 of them, for the die-hard fashion girls in all of us…

Zero + Maria Cornejo Pre-Fall 2012

Giulietta Pre-Fall 2012

Theyskens Theory Pre-Fall 2012

Jenni Kayne Pre-Fall 2012

Doo.Ri Pre-Fall 2012

Helmut Lang Pre-Fall 2012

BCBG Max Azria Pre-Fall 2012

Ports 1961 Pre-Fall 2012

Kelly Wearstler Pre-Fall 2012

Photos: Style.com