EDITORIAL:
WWD.com

December 14, 2016

The melding of cultural influences in fashion, art, music and film creates a global inspired Pre-Fall 2017 collection. This season, the collection includes fabrics such as feather weight artisanal knits, brocades, lace, print and embroidery in a deep color palette that stands out in colors such as fuchsia and lapis. View the collection as reviewed by WWD.com below.

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GREG MYLER HANDLED ST. JOHN’S TRADITION OF KNITS WITH AN IMPRESSIVELY LIGHT HAND.

By Jessica Iredale on December 14, 2016

St. John’s senior vice president of design, Greg Myler, derived the pre-fall collection from the idea of the “global market bazaar,” a fusion of textures and cultures, specifically East meets West. Frankly, it was handled with such subtlety that one barely noticed it. Gilded brocades seemed to be the main nod eastward, otherwise the collection was about classic St. John style: beautiful knits worked into jackets, jogging pants, a navy sequined evening dress and a gold-and-black lightweight plissé gown with understated Seventies swagger, which was the standout of the collection. Myler did a nice job treating St. John tradition with a light, unstuffy hand. Much of the cocktail attire was embellished with an impressive understatement, for example, a caped silk dress studded with tiny crystal trim.

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ST-JOHN-KNITS_2016_10_20_WWD_Sring17_Story_03Image Credit: Don Ashby