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Coming off of a dress-driven Spring collection, George Sharp is switching things up at St. John and putting the focus back on jackets for Pre-Fall. Blazers were cut in every imaginable way. There was a take on the classic Le Smoking, a double-faced crepe style with a cardigan-like fit, and a slouchy number with dolman sleeves. For accompaniments, the jackets were paired with Audrey Hepburn-esque cropped cigarette pants or relaxed, pleated trousers.
Sharp played it safe with the color palette, using soft grays, celadon greens, black, and white—not a bright in sight here. Which isn't to say it was boring. Buyers have reportedly been very keen on the stretchy knit cocktail dress with shoulder cutouts, as well as a long-sleeved gown with a sparkly pavé keyhole. It's easy to imagine St. John spokesperson Kate Winslet working her killer curves in those "tight as you like it" looks. Ditto goes for the standout sequined maxi skirt with an iridescent "Aurora Borealis" effect, which should look cool paired with one of the label's satin T-shirts.