Before the big swing of February's Fall/Winter 2012 fashion week, the design houses are now releasing their smaller Pre-Fall collections, which ship to stores much earlier than the mainline fall collections and serve as transition pieces from summer to autumn. In the past few seasons, Pre-Fall has become an increasingly important affair, and dare we say it, sometimes as good as, if not better than, the main event. Designers usually use it as a moment to synthesize some of their favorite trends and make wearable, covetable clothes that girls will go gaga for, and this year, some of our favorite houses worked some looks that we'll be psyched to wear. These are the trends that we hope to add to our closets come September.
Printed pantsuits (left: Peter Som, left: Stella McCartney)
Shiny leather (left: Celine, right: Givenchy)
Sleeveless jackets (left: Alexander Wang, right: Stella McCartney)
Fur collars (left: Yigal Azrouel, right: Derek Lam)
Men's overcoat (left: Celine, right: Stella McCartney)