Gilles Mendel described his pre-fall lineup as “a potpourri of beautiful things that stand on their own.” The outerwear, for instance, was definitely not of the classic fur coat variety; there was a peacock-blue mink, a boxy burgundy double-breasted coat, and a shearling-and-leather vest with contrasting paneling in blue and teal.

Daywear dresses came down to the knee with volume, which the designer thought of as the perfect transition from work to cocktails. “Take this tweed dress, throw a leather jacket over it for day, take it off and it can take you to a glamorous cocktail event,” he said. But for a true evening statement, the long-sleeve ikat dress with a semipleated skirt was definitely the way to go.

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