Yesterday, I gave pre-fall a hard time for being an “imaginary season with little identity of its own.” This is a feeling I had about half the time I spent staring at the collections.

For all my crankiness, though, at the end of the day: more new Ghesquiere is simply more new Ghesquiere, which we’d always welcome. And more Lagerfeld. And more Thakoon. So yeah, of course there were some great looks from pre-fall, and here are a few that really stuck out for me.