The pre-fall race has begun, as George Sharp opens his St. John collection this week. But forget heavy wools and luxe cashmeres. Opting instead for a transitional and versatile lineup for this pre-season, Sharp offers his women “solution dressing” with an easy unstructured boyfriend blazer that can be worn with anything in the collection: casual weekend pants, feminine ruffled skirts and the new cropped wide-leg denim. Sharp also focuses on the dress this season, offering a range that can navigate his customer’s day with ease. For evening, two-piece dressing is key, pairing embellished T-shirts with tuxedo trousers and off-the-shoulder tops with maxiskirts.