Pre Fall Part 2, Pattern Power for Men and Women

You’re not ordinary so why should your clothing be? Pattern power is the way to leap right into 2022. Let the new exuberant fashions kick off your new year.

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Totes, purses and crossbody bags in eye-catching patterns with a Native American flair, Tod’s. Norma Kamali, the Queen of Cool, brings energy and passion to her irresistible Pre-Fall collection. Tonal color blocks create subdued, classic patterns for menswear, Tod’s. All image credits:

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Pinto Paint pony must have skirt by Tod’s.

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Subtly textured navy outerwear coordinated with a modern version of a Greek fisherman’s cap. By designer Walter Chiapponi for Tod’s.

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How amazing is this look? Leather gommino patches referencing the textured soles of Tod’s driving shoes on the sleeves of a denim jacket.

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Hold court in this multi-hued fringed ensemble by Christopher John Rodgers.

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Sleek and slinky column dress in hot pink by Christopher John Rodgers.

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Marker test oversized trench coat and full leg trousers by color master Christopher John Rodgers.

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Lime green pleated skirt over trousers. Christopher John Rodgers.

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Luscious color mix sweater with coordinating rhinestone netting. Christopher John Rodgers.

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St. John Knits, modernized. No longer your Granny’s go-to tweed jacket.

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Fitted suit for the modern women, St. John Knits.

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Understated button down color block gown. St. John Knits.

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Virginie Viard celebrated the fine art of craftsmanship for her Métiers d’Art collection for Chanel. Embroidered bib dress.

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The hand of the artisan can be seen in the intricate beading and sophisticated contrasts of this exquisite ensemble. Chanel.

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Rich berry tones, embroidered and beaded knitwear. Chanel.

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Layers of texture, pattern and contrasting colors set this Chanel ensemble apart. The jewelry-look embroidery on the sleeves is exceptional.

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On or off the range, this high society cowgirl with crystal encrusted trousers will turn heads. Chanel.

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Bold make-up; accentuated eyes, nude lips and tousled hair, check out the Chanel show to see more.

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Philipp Plein creates finely crafted, edgy luxury apparel that speaks louder than words.

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Color patterns; multiple stripes of glittering sequins. The perfect dress to wear when you’re winning big in Monte Carlo. Philipp Plein.

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Not your typical banker’s stripes. Cut-out slinky knit column gown. Philipp Plein.

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Rev up your motor in this dazzling luxe moto sport leather jacket and sequined trousers. Philipp Plein.

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Givenchy designer Matthew M. Williams takes it down to minimalist lines of understated simplicity for elegant menswear.

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The masterfully tailored silhouette of this women’s trench coat is sleek and sophisticated. Givenchy.

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Menswear by Givenchy. Plaid shirt with camo patterned trousers.

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Less is more. Graphic lines of the paired down mini suit with peplum jacket for the working women. Givenchy.

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Graffiti motif jacket. Menswear by Louis Vuitton.

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Rich royal leather track suit, Louis Vuitton.

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Mixing pattern, color and texture by Louis Vuitton.

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Merging various shades of blue within the classic Louis Vuitton iconic pattern, designed by Virgil Alboh before his untimely passing.

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Every dynamic silhouette, every color, every pattern fusion by Norma Kamali speaks of her cult status.

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Mint lapel gown by Norma Kamali.

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Power statement pattern dressing by Norma Kamali.

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Norma creates a puffer wrap over a brilliant one strap red gown.

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Body con navy blue gown with a flaring trumpet skirt. Norma Kamali.

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Classic A-line sunshine yellow dress with black tulle underskirt. Norma Kamali.

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Sheer and sexy gown. Norma Kamali.

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Retro lace fitted suit with a 1940s vibe, a signature Norma Kamali silhouette.

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Puff sleeve denim jacket with full paneled skirt. The tulle underskirt shimmers with rhinestones. Norma Kamali.

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Chic black strapless gown with silver nail head trim. Norma Kamali.

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1940s style green leaf pattern highlights an attractive, flirty off the shoulder dress. Norma Kamali.

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Let’s end this article like most designers will do on the runway, with the bride. Backless nude lace wedding gown. Demure from the front, racy from behind. That’s Norma Kamali, always enticing us with her innovative and spirited fashions.


Diane Weisbeck

Diane Weisbeck is a native New Yorker. A luxury lifestyle content writer, Diane was a retail buyer for Lord & Taylor’s flagship store, a product design/developer for Saks Fifth Avenue’s corporate office and a Director of Retail for major museums and high end retailers. She assists global luxury brands with their marketing and brand strategies and is also a Fair Trade corporate art consultant.

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