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The Pre-fall 2015 collections are quite diverse. Yet, I wanted to share just five common trends and my favorites that we’ll see and want to get this season! Here are five latest trends for this season to have in your closet:

1. 70’s Inspired Tailored Sophistication Thankfully, this will be a season of clean lines and sophisticated, tailored jackets, creased ankle-length and above-the-ankle trousers and straight above-the-knee skirts paired with tall boots and heels. This is at the top of our list because this is my personal favorite style, and was also seen in the pre-fall collections of many major fashion houses- Dior, Georgio Armani, Chanel, Alexander Wang, Gucci, Prada. Armani even came up with “architectural” pieces. See the new fashion pieces for yourself!

chanel_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_short_skirt_black  Chanel  dior_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_black_jacket_tailored_sophisticated_sophistication_trousers  Dior

emporio_armani_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_tailored_suit_jacket Emporio Armani gucci_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_tailored_trousers Gucci

alexander_wang_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_black_dress Alexander Wang prada_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_dress_black_head_to_toe_tailored_dress Prada

2. Animal Prints, Patterns and Motifs on Accessories Looks like this trend is back from just a handful of seasons ago! We saw giraffe motifs, deer antlers, leopard prints, zebra prints, and crocodile skin pattern this fall. Roberto Cavalli’s Pre Fall 2015 collection has animal print on jackets, pants and dresses too.

sergio_rossi_angelo_ruggeri_giraffe_motif_print_prefall_pre_fall_2015_trends_18_karat_goldSergio Rossi’s Angelo Ruggeri grace_kelly_mark_cross_crocodile_print_prefall_pre_fall_2015_trends_18_karat_gold Mark Cross

Edie_Parker_Bret_Heyman_deer_Antlers Eddie Parker’s Brett Heymanbrian_atwood_chunky_heel_leopard_print_shoes Brian Atwood

elena_ghisellini_satchel_zebra_leopard_print_prefall_pre_fall_2015_trends Elena Ghisellini  thale_blanc_deborah_sawaf_satchel_leopard_print_prefall_pre_fall_2015_trends Thalé Blanc’s D Sawaf

roberto_cavalli_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_animal_print_leopard Roberto Cavalli

 

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3. Small print This ranges from space print we absolutely adored in Valentino’s much talked about Pre-Fall 2015 collection, to flowering plants again by Valentino, and opulent and exotic floral prints and embroidery by Chanel and geometric small print of Dior sweaters.

chanel_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_feminine_flower_print Chanel valentino_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_space_print_futuristic_stars Valentino

gucci_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_tailored_small_printGucci valentino_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_flowered_flowering_print_shrub Valentino

chanel_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_feminine_flower_print_1 Chanel dior_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_color_pop_geometric_sweater_print Dior

4. Black and Brown with a Hint of White This season saw a practical color palette of black and browns from mocha to beige to camel with hints of off-whites and snow whites. Fashion houses like Georgio Armani, Dior, Vera Wang and Chanel all showcased this trend. Armani, Vera Wang, Chanel, Alexander Wang, Prada and Roberto Cavalli even featured head-to-toe black. We love!

dior_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_black_jacket_tailored_glitter_sparkle_white_hint_fur_boots Dior roberto_cavalli_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_trousers_jacket_black_head_to_toe Roberto Cavalli

roberto_cavalli_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_trousers_jacket_black_brown_camel Roberto Cavallichanel_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_short_skirt_black_head_to_toe Chanel

georgio_armani_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_black_skirt_head_to_toe Georgio Armani vera_wang_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_skirt_jacket_black_brown_camel Vera Wang

stella_mccartney_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_trousers_jacket_black_brown_camel Stella McCartney prada_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_dress_black_head_to_toe Prada

5. Subtle Color Pop and Sparkle From shoes to jacket collars, this season saw trends that pair every solid piece like jackets and trousers with accessories that have a pop of color and sparkle. Such a nice way to dress up for a day out to work.

dior_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_camel_brown_jacket_yellow_collar_color_pop Dior dior_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_sparkle_glitter Dior

chanel_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_feminine_flower_print _color_pop Chanel gucci_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_tailored_small_print _color_pop Gucci

marni_pre_fall_prefall_collection_2015_camel_brown_boots__navy_jacket_printed_collar_color_pop Marni

Let’s see what Autumn-WInter has in hold for us…!

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Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That's how it evolved over centuries and that's how it's been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives. Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email contact@shilpaahuja.com

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