yes, all of the spring collections are revealing themselves at new york fashion week this week, but since i live to confuse you i thought i’d shine a light on cole haan’s lookbook for this upcoming season. its timing is far more appropriate, don’t you think? featuring dree hemingway lost in the midwest plains (specifically, hemingway’s hometown of sun valley, idaho), the campaign was shot by glen luchford and launched last month on colehaan.com and in all retail locations. i don’t know about you, but i need to get to know that leather duffel bag on a personal level.
though the outerwear may trick you into thinking that this is a fall/winter collection, it isn’t — these images come straight from reece hudson's pre-fall 2014 lookbook. luckily, seasons don’t really matter when it comes to handbags and jewelry, so you can probably rock these styles at any point during the year. gotta make it a worthwhile purchase, right? i mean, particularly since her most affordable bag is $295.
it is dreary as hell outside and since i have become a person solely controlled by the weather, i’m bummed out and need some exciting clothes to perk me up a little bit. it may feature an entirely neutral color palette — not altogether cheery — but ayr’s fall collection is enough to tide me over for a few hours.
another fall lookbook — just what you wanted! i know it may seem odd to you that i’m highlighting clothing intended for chillier temps, but this is the time when they happen to be revealed due to buyer/retailer/long-lead press preparation prior to the appropriate season. on a related note, it gives you (the consumer) a leg up as well.
in full transparency, i’ve worn a ‘canadian tuxedo' three out of the three work days conquered this week and i'm not ashamed about it. with that in mind, here is a bit of frame denim's latest lookbook for fall 2014, which (unsurprisingly) features nothing but the classic material. i hope you enjoy it as much as i do.
i know, i know, fall is months away, but the seasonal lookbooks keep on revealing themselves and herschel's is too good to keep locked away until september. don't you just want to dive into a leaf mountain with one of those bags in your hand? i sure do.
thanks to geri of because i’m addicted, we are now able to bask in the glory of jennifer fisher's fall 2014 collection. and it truly is glorious — rather than write a hefty paragraph about the simple, modern shapes and how easy it seems to layer them, i’ll let you enjoy the images above. start saving your pennies, ladies!
in news of awesomeness, fashionista recently highlighted tanya taylor's fun take on the classic lookbook. with the help of mixed media artist kalen hollomon, the designer took a ‘flat stanley’ approach by using cutouts of models donning her upcoming (first ever!) resort collection and “placed” them around manhattan. the result is both cheeky and realistic, showing how taylor’s clothes could really be worn on the street.
madewell never fails to produce fashion porn in the form of its seasonal lookbooks and fall 2014 is no exception, though it isn’t as texture heavy; it lacks a bit of ’je ne sais quoi,’ which i’ve grown to love from the brand’s signature layered looks. nevertheless, the neutral color palette is incredibly wearable (of course) and shapes flattering (obviously). don’t let my slight disappointment in those pre-made compilations prevent you from buying everything because it certainly won’t for me; in the end, personal style and individual styling is truly in the talent of the beholder.