Rozae Nichols has never lacked for thinking big. The scale and scope of Clover Canyon’s prints are dizzying. But for Pre-Fall, the designer broadened her strokes a bit—away from the hyper-realistic and the hyper-digital—and came out the better for it. Cape Town was her inspiration, and regional elements like designs found on the homes of the Ndebele people and tribal body art inspired some nice, relatively simple propositions. Painted elements relief-printed onto cropped scuba jackets offered new dimension. And black and yellow slub linen was a similarly welcome addition in maxi skirts and sweatshirts, while tropical wool hoodies and track pants tempered the big, volatile-looking protea blooms atop a grid print. Those linen pieces looked like they might even be suited to some South African adventures.
—Kristin Anderson, Style.com