The fodder for Marissa Webb’s pre-fall collection was sketching her outfit for her own wedding next fall. Her bridal ensemble is yet to be determined, but as a designer who loves men’s wear, she worked up several feminized versions of the tuxedo for pre-fall. Her new proposition for a three-piece pin-striped suit — tailored, strong and lean — included a jacket and wrap skirt worn over trousers. A pin-striped tuxedo dress with ruffles down both sides was styled over a delicate bib top, which recurred throughout the collection as a layering option, but worked best on its own with a smart pair of flares. A burgundy lace group had the most obvious connection to traditional feminine bridal wear, but it lacked the visual interest of the hard-soft men’s wear hybrid pieces.

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