The 8 Biggest Trends of Pre-Fall 2018

From kitten heels to animal stripes.
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(L-R): Diane von Furstenberg, Monse, Prabal Gurung, Roberto Cavall and Tibi

(L-R): Diane von Furstenberg, Monse, Prabal Gurung, Roberto Cavall and Tibi

Pre-fall may not be a season for taking fashion risks, but that doesn't preclude it from meaningful work and outputs; these collections spend a long time on shelves, after all. With that said, customers will find plenty of practical, effective and of course, beautiful clothes by the time these Pre-Fall 2018 collections hit the store.

Animal Stripes 

(L-R): Kimora Lee Simmons, Red Valentino, Just Cavalli, Roberto Cavalli and Cynthia Rowley

(L-R): Kimora Lee Simmons, Red Valentino, Just Cavalli, Roberto Cavalli and Cynthia Rowley

The right stripe for pre-fall appears to be neither mineral nor vegetable, but animal.

Capes

(L-R): St John, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci, Fendi and Pringle of Scotland

(L-R): St John, Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci, Fendi and Pringle of Scotland

The answer to the question, "I want to look good but not have to try too hard."

Handkerchief Hems

(L-R): Temperley London, Jonathan Simkhai, Issey Miyake, Yigal Azrouel and Roberto Cavalli

(L-R): Temperley London, Jonathan Simkhai, Issey Miyake, Yigal Azrouel and Roberto Cavalli

It will be tempting to twirl in pre-fall handkerchief hems — and we say, go for it!

Kitten Heels 

(L-R): ALC, Erdem, Piazza Sempione, Emilio Pucci and Tibi

(L-R): ALC, Erdem, Piazza Sempione, Emilio Pucci and Tibi

Kitten heels cannot decide whether they want to be a flat or a heel, and pre-fall will be full of this delightful indecisiveness.

Lavender 

(L-R): Natasha Zinko, Markus Lupfer, Co, Prabal Gurung and Roksanda

(L-R): Natasha Zinko, Markus Lupfer, Co, Prabal Gurung and Roksanda

Give your millennial pink a quick break with the soft shades of lavender.

Logos

(L-R): Monse, Givenchy, Missoni, Jil Sander and Versace

(L-R): Monse, Givenchy, Missoni, Jil Sander and Versace

It's official: Logomania is not going anywhere. Enjoy!

Tapered Trousers 

(L-R): Grey Jason Wu, Emilia Wickstead, Chloe, Karen Walker and See by Chloe

(L-R): Grey Jason Wu, Emilia Wickstead, Chloe, Karen Walker and See by Chloe

This classic staple will both make a comeback as well as be a welcome reprieve from skinny jeans.

Trenches 

(L-R): Agnona, Christian Dior, Huishan Zhang, Erdem and Diane von Furstenberg

(L-R): Agnona, Christian Dior, Huishan Zhang, Erdem and Diane von Furstenberg

Meanwhile, the classic trench is getting an upgrade. Time to be creative!

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