Honor Pre-Fall 2012: Messy Perfection

We weren't sure if anyone--Giovanna Randall included--could create something as swoon-worthy as Honor's beautiful spring 2012 collection. So we were pleased to find that with her first-ever pre-fall collection, Randall hasn't lost one bit of the momentum she built this past season.
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We weren't sure if anyone--Giovanna Randall included--could create something as swoon-worthy as Honor's beautiful spring 2012 collection. So we were pleased to find that with her first-ever pre-fall collection, Randall hasn't lost one bit of the momentum she built this past season.
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We weren't sure if anyone--Giovanna Randall included--could create something as swoon-worthy as Honor's beautiful spring 2012 collection. So we were pleased to find that with her first-ever pre-fall collection, Randall hasn't lost one bit of the momentum she built this past season.

Randall saw this collection as an opportunity to provide a more boyish answer to her ultra-girly spring collection and the result, while still feminine and perfectly tailored, is probably about as close as she can get to rough-around-the-edges. For example, the inspiration for one print was the idea of a girl painting and accidentally getting paint all over her. The result is a more interesting alternative to the floral prints we're all sick of and looks great on dress sleeves, shorts and even a full-length jumpsuit.

The 100-piece collection offers a range of options that will appeal to buyers (they're expanding their wholesale business), from ladylike full and knee-length skirts to suiting in punch-y colors to super-short pinup-like satin shorts. My personal favorites were a black tailored dress with printed long sleeves, a black and white vintage print pleated shirtdress, a black lace long-sleeve pleated babydoll dress...and also literally everything else. It's all just so perfect. Expect to see bigger things from Honor in the near future: in addition to wholesale, they plan to launch e-commerce in 2012. Click through to see the full look book.