St. John x Ming Xi Pre-Fall 2019 Collection

St. John Pre-Fall 2019 boldly moves forward blending contemporary California with ancient artisanal crafts, exceptional knit techniques with modern plays on shape and proportion, rich and varied textures, colors and details. Curated with careful precision and intellectual innovation, Pre-Fall ‘19 harmonizes juxtaposition to create a collection that is uniquely St. John.

Timeless icons, including jackets, dresses and gowns are complimented with progressive techniques, innovations and treatments. Saturated colors work with soft accents. Romantic dressing compliments structured textiles. Colors, scale and theme play out in an intriguing story of pattern for the entire Pre-Fall 2019 Collection.

African textiles inspire intricate basket weaves, Berber stripes and artisanal knitwear. Animal prints are used in all aspects, from soft silk dressing to sequined, ingenious knits. Geometric lines and dashes deliver striking fabrications. Exaggerated scale of pattern creates drama and underscores the statement. This is St. John; textures are rich and intricate. From engineered pleats to extravagantly beaded evening wear, textiles are abundant, innovative, original, and as always, exclusive to the brand.

Pleats are knit in a variety of ways to create drama in color, stitch and drape. Softened feminine fabrics in colorful silks, dazzling metallics and embellished couture gowns. Multi-colored tweeds are created with specialty yarns to give dimensional texture to new luxury stitches. Striking proportions complement perfectly tailored pieces throughout the entire range.

Exaggerated top shapes pair with sleek bottoms. Fluid dressing plays off sharp architectural lines in layered looks delivering an effortlessly modern look. Longer lengths become important. Breakpoints on jackets rise higher. Cropped pants and tops inspire longer silhouettes. Fluid trapeze shapes are introduced in Evening for easy glamour. Pulling inspiration from the vast and varied landscapes across California, the trans-seasonal color palette evokes intense and sophisticated blues, rich greens and elemental earth tones.

The second delivery moves from coastal colors to a refined mix of dark, obsidian tones of black and rich, olive green. Intense, bright pinks and warm, rosy peach shades lend energetic brilliance to rich, earthy raisins and browns in the third delivery. The season concludes with a striking graphic story of jet black and pure white. Forward thinking, inventive details elevate. Proprietary textiles, specialty beading, unique fabrics and trims bring refined modernity to each dimension of the collection, adding skillful craft and divergent drama to every design.

Glamorous evening wear delivers a spectacular visual and textural statement to beautiful effect. Dazzling metallic yarns woven in intricate knits gives a dramatic result with a delicate shine, evoking opulence and allure. Glittering golds, sparkling silver and zebra are punctuated by striking blacks and crisp whites, evoking the ultimate in luxury and glamour.

Jewelry is designed in-house to perfectly complement the collection. The St. John woman feels connected to nature when she adorns gentle yet bold representations of hummingbirds, bees and butterflies, and strong geometric shapes. All pieces are hand-crafted, 14-karat gold plated over brass.

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