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Though so far I still perceive the Pre-Fall collection is way more interesting rather than the actual Fall runway (see here and here), I still believe that the gloomy economy will urge the designer to produce something outrageous and memorable whilst there are still hundreds of both established and emerging brands to present. The early trend cue I observe from some of the previous catwalks in New York gratifies a pair of interesting notes, aside from the shapeless coat and leather touch. A kind additional note for you, these are what I actually want to wear should I am given a chance to feel the breeze of fall.

Behold cats, the women are stealing your furs. Kidding. I firmly believe these are no cat furs, but the sweaters do look cozy yet fuzzy, especially because these two takes from DKNY and Thakoon pair the fur with skirts. I like these better rather than the fur shrugs since it still covers the upper body well without make you feel like a madame. I am still not sure however, if PETA activists approve--if only these are synthetic.

Featuring the intriguing spider web prints in the Pre-Fall Collection, Helmut Lang presents yet another tough quirky look with all the greatness of red in one. Left, the velvet jacket, draping tops, printed pants and boots, those fiery lava definitely rules. Right, the tuxedo styled suits made of red velvet from Kevork Kiledjian reigns. Fall has never looked so angry hungry (talking about red velvet cupcakes...).

Yes, there are still some more to love from Helmut Lang. These two are the insinuated wrap that I am talking about. Layering at its finest, the usual use of neutrals keep the fall look chic and badass at the same time. Continuing the immaculate spider web inspired pattern, now it is manifested in knits. Additionally, both neck shrugs look warm, with a polished thigh high boots and wide leather black belt, all in dark tones.

Proclaiming myself as a tomboy would not hold true, but with those hands in the pocket, lazy eyes stare, and more importantly, classic blazer/coat shape, I cannot just ignore. The only throw I like from Rachel Zoe, displayed left, add some length to the suit look alike, makes it more of a trench. The fedora and black boots simply balance the gray take, make it utterly chic. Meanwhile in Altuzarra, navy and black are paired, with sincere cargo pants and embellished sweater, finished up with glossy black booties. Tomboy at its finest, indeed.

I do not even know how to describe these two. Blazer? Check. Fur? Check. Skirt? Check. That left look fulfills my imagination of feminine, classic, yet unexpected neutral coordinated outfit. The right look proves that sweater, white shirt, and black pants are not boring, are not librarian-ish. Altuzarra owns it.

images are from style.com and The Cut Blog

P.S: I apologize for the rather gloomy tone, am going through some critical phase at the moment...

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