For the SS13 Women's Pre Collection, AR developed the story by limiting themselves to three fundamental colors; navy, black, and optical white. Although these are classic colors, you will be surprised how varied the end result is, as the depth of the different materials and textures brought their own charm to the colors. Moving away from strict silhouettes, the fit became slightly oversized to give the collection a relaxed feel. As always, fabric selection was a crucial part of AR's process, and this season silk de chine was explored in-depth, injecting fresh life into the garments with it's beautiful draping qualities. Subtle material blocking brought a youthful dimension that drew multiple expressions from one piece, while Chiffon was employed for its sheer characteristic to add light accents of femininity. The leather pieces are also noteworthy, adding a slight edge to the softness of the collection. Pure and elegant at it's core, this collection clearly demonstrates AR's aesthetic of timeless quality and impeccable tailoring.