This is a collection for the woman who wants to live, and to live well, with freedom, joy and ease.
Though colorful, the pieces are nonetheless unmistakingly Armani, characeterized by contrasting shapes, patterns and clean silhouettes.
Pastels were contrasted with a striking, 70's inspired black, transforming the Collection from its typical young teen girl to a more sophisticated woman.
Inspired by the retro packaging designs of Persil, Beckham emblazoned bold, vibrant graphics onto playful cocktail dresses, flirty coats and separates.
Big bows on necks and sleeves, high-ruffled neck lines and lace collars are seen throughout the collection, all of which feature modest mid-length skirts or coats.
Having moved on from her initial simplistic dresses, Beckham is now in full power house in creating separates in which her customers can both look good and feel comfortable in.
The result: beautiful, irresistible pieces that celebrate Native Americana, American artists and Hollywood stars like Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and even Madonna - strong flavors of the American Dream.
In terms of Saab's goal to reach younger fans, he's got it down. The feminine, home-schooled Saab woman came back as a younger, rock-and-roll loving, almost rebellious girl. Knotted belts and exaggerated jewelry is paired with leather fringe and, in true Saab fashion, lace.
Lee’s versatile choice of color makes his designs easy to wear, particularly as statement pieces with their play on textures; a proven essential for the minimalists. The world’s favorite fall color, maroon, makes a debut and might even have stolen the show.
For Pre-Fall, Francisco Costa continued to celebrate his modernist aesthetics within the uninhibited spirit of the Calvin Klein Collection. Print, following its immense popularity after its floral appearance on the Spring runway, made a come-back in the form of an abstract black and white feline print.
A simple, soft palette comprising of comfortable separates takes the brand a small step away from the previously well-received collections of dresses and skirts. The E&J woman seems to have grown past a phase of body-hugging clothes to more loose-fitted, comfortable attire, which, in terms of practicality, is definitely a win.
At quick glance, it might be hard to tell who designed this Pre-Fall 2016 Collection. And this is true on so many levels - Versace's signature elements of sexiness and extreme glam are missing and have instead been refined to a more modern-day aesthetic of femininity and practicality.