You won’t see many Pre-Fall 2019 collections around. Before summer truly begins, these pieces are for the slightly-neglected globetrotters experiencing different climates (especially in the southern hemisphere).

While these Pre-Fall trends we’re about to explore aren’t groundbreaking, they are rather grounded in pragmatics, which are refined upon the design codes of these luxury houses.

Details like tailoring and fabrics are fine-tuned for no-fuss styling. Also, these warmer pieces will make for easy layering before Fall arrives.

One question remains — which of these trends will you rock?


Gucci’s embroidery and oversized fitting

Alessandro Michele’s showing with style icon Harry Styles at the Met Ball was a meaningful precursor to his feature in this Pre-Fall campaign from Gucci.

Besides bold colours and peak lapels, tailorings are made for an oversized, comfortable fit for Pre-Fall — like its Houndstooth wool cape for outerwear and interlocking G stripe wool jacket.

For a mix of preppy and activewear, the Italian house is offering flamboyant embroidery on oversized chenille jackets. This is great for stylish yet comfy loungewear.


Kimono tailoring from Dior

After the showstopper that was the Dior Pre-Fall 2019 show, we found a liking to its pieces reiterated with traditional Japanese dressing.

Its black kimono coat — made in lambskin with a belted waist — reminded us of soft shoulder silhouettes and the traditional obi belt.

Flashier alternatives include blue canvas down jackets with metallic finishes perfect for chillier climates. Kim Jones also uses this metallic sheen on lambskin shirts to pair with double-breasted wool overcoats for an airy but warm ensemble.


Coach’s soft leather jackets

Lightweight outerwear is the trend to notice for Coach‘s Pre-Fall 19.

Creative director Stuart Vevers is dialling back on the ruffles and eclecticism from SS19 and focusing on monochrome looks mixed with different textures and shades.

So we get polished outfits more pulled together — oxblood jackets that drape lightly like a second skin, plus maroon track pants reminiscent of Alice Cooper‘s early days of rock-and-roll elegance.

On the other hand, Coach’s extravagant pieces include cloud-like shearling “chubby” jackets and loveworn mohair sweaters.


Versace’s Explosion of prints

Versace’s iconic prints sit front and centre to celebrate its Italian roots in Pre-Fall 2019.

We finally see the Jim Dine hearts in this collection, commissioned way back by the late Gianni Versace.

You’ll also like its new Voyage Barocco print — a fusion of colours held together by its Greek Key and Barocco motifs.

Other designs intrinsic to the house are mixed in the boldest combinations — zebra stripes, along with stars intertwined with gold.


A new kind of High-low styling with Burberry

Burberry is back in the sartorial spotlight after dressing Ezra Miller in the camp-iest outfit for this year’s Met Ball.

The British house takes a unique approach to outerwear this time, treading the line between formal and informal wear with a change in fabrics. Case in point — a grey trench coat attached with a melange loop-back made in cotton jersey fabric.

We also think Burberry’s gabardine car coat and wide-leg trousers with topstitch detail is the perfect complement to this high-fashion/street hybrid.


Lv’s Japanese Uniform inspo

Like Kim Jones, Abloh is taking inspiration from the city of Tokyo for Louis Vuitton’s Pre-Fall 2019.

Besides cold-weather classics like its black leather aviator jackets in classic white shearling and python accents, its designs pay homage to Japanese uniforms — those in public service, outdoor pursuits and the like.

We particularly like its orange cut away oversized shirt and flared cotton pants combo — the perfect Harajuku look for Pre-Fall.

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Images belong to respective brands.


written by.

Elvin Ng

Elvin is a writer dabbling in the fashion, travel and culture beats. When he isn’t blogging about his latest adventures, he’s most definitely hunting down the latest and biggest sales in online shopping.

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