In the spirit of Independence Day: Reflecting Spring, Awaiting Fall

Balmain Pre-Fall 2015

Balmain Pre-Fall 2015

Most of us, at least in the U.S., are celebrating Independence Day. Elsewhere, fall has already begun. Like fall, slightly nostalgic of the summer sun yet ecstatic for some tender romance, the fashion world is blooming with a 70s flair. Above is the Balmain Pre-Fall 2015 campaign with a tremendous amount of bold florals, flared trousers, higher waistline adorned with a statement belt. Released in January 2015, during the heat of France's Charlie Hebdo shooting, this is Oliver Rousting's declaration of artistic freedom.

Balmain Fall 2015

Balmain Fall 2015

Isabel Marant Spring/ Summer 2015

Isabel Marant Spring/ Summer 2015

Above, we see some spring/ summer trends resonating throughout fall/winter: pleating, shine, lots of textures, structures, lace, and prints. See more below.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2015

Givenchy Fall 2015

Givenchy Fall 2015

Yes, I intentionally post RED everywhere due to personal bias. Most importantly, however, it is a beautiful choice that has transitioned gracefully from summer into fall. Layer up, pay attention to that waistline, elongate your silhouette and boom, you are now in fall.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2015

Alexander McQueen Fall 2015