Sneak Peek: Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and More Pre-Fall Fashions

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Oscar de la Renta
From fashionable tweed skirt suits and dresses, to splashes of hot pink, emerald green, apple red, and mustard yellow— de la Renta had a little something for everyone in his 2011 pre-Fall fashion collection. The collection focused on 50’s-inspired a-line dresses and skirts, slouchy trousers and evening gowns. Two new looks on de la Renta's runway were hip fur vests paired with both casual leggings and baby blue and pink ball gowns that looked fit for Marie Antoinette. The key element that kept the show cohesive were bows. Bows were on collars, belts and in the models hair, tying everything together in a prim and proper package!

Narciso Rodriguez
Rodriguez carried over a few Spring trends, like sheer cut-outs and muted colors, for his Pre-fall 2011 collection. A few additions to his collection were fur, tweed, leather, and ombre detailing. There were great masculine pieces with a feminine flair; like a leather fur collared fab trench coat and wrap around belt, fitted-cropped jackets, and below-the-knee length skirts ranging from structured to flared looks.

Carolina Herrera
Unlike Oscar de le Renta’s vibrant-colored collection, Carolina Herrera decided to go simple with her vision of Pre-Fall 2011, showing dresses and separates that were mostly grey and pewter blue colors. While the colors were simple, the style and cuts were classic Herrera – sophisticated, feminine, and chic. Details that kept the collection looking young and trendy were and a subtle leopard print pieces. Although there weren’t as many evening gowns as we’d normally expect from the Venezuelan designer, there were a few that demanded attention like a solid red gown with beautiful large pleated detailed back and a Spanish-inspired black and gold lace gown.

Calvin Klein
Sticking to the minimalist trend, designer Francisco Costa created simple dresses floor-length, mid-sleeved and long-sleeved short dresses in black, blush and white. He also sent fitted ankle length black pants similar to leggings, but more structured, down the runway. For a tougher look there was a bold leather tunic and slouchy trousers.

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Verky Arcos, Fashion Director

A  writer and editor with expertise in fashion and lifestyle coverage, Verky Baldonado is currently Latina magazine's Fashion Director. Baldonado has written Latin-inspired travel and food related content and has contributed to celebrity Q&As, red carpet video interviews, and the annual “Reasons to Love Being Latina” feature. Verky is U.S.-born and of Ecuadorean and Puerto Rican descent who speaks and writes fluent Spanish. Prior to Latina, Verky worked as a photo shoot coordinator at Universal/Island Def Jam Music Group. Verky holds a B.A. in Communications Arts from Montclair State University and currently resides in Manhattan with her husband and daughter.

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