REBECCA MINKOFF

AW 2014 READY TO WEAR – 07/02/2014.

You may know Rebecca Minkoff as the name stamped on the major arm candy, ‘Morning After Bags’ you’ve seen dangling on the arms of your favourite ‘it’ girls, but beyond her instant success in women’s luxury handbags and accessories, Rebecca’s ready to wear apparel is rapidly evolving, leading to a string of ready to wear successes, including her most recent, collection at her NFW A/W 14 show.

Rebecca’s collection was inspired by women’s modern, practical dressing. Rebecca had taken lead from classic menswear designs and reinvented them to create a more seductive, feminine silhouette. This kind of contradiction was a constant throughout the collection and this alone was a factor that created so many striking looks.

The mix of harder fabrics and delicate fabrics worked in harmony to create a disconnected beauty in each outfit. Including, pairing Rebecca Minkoff boxy satchel s with jackets and coats with curvier characteristics.

Sweeping chiffon skirts and tomboy trousers looked at ease and protected whilst layered beneath structured outerwear.

The fabulous array of deep rich blues and berry hues, once again, worked in an unlikely partnership with soft peaches and pale greys. Rebecca’s clever use of pairing pin striped with metallics strengthened the idea of dissecting a menswear design aesthetic and feminizing it.

The colour palette was mutedly beautiful, but the real magic lay in the mix of textures. Faux fur and suede featured on jumpers and trousers gave a high end vibe, whilst heavy textured floral embroidered wools gave the collection an almost romantic feel.

The outfits give a 90’s school girl chic vibe, but pairing each garment with accessories made the collection diverse and wearable by all. Every look featured accessories, including beanie hats, neck adornments, jewelry, beautiful footwear with suede accents that mirrored the collection, as well as a vast array of eye catching -soon to be must have- Rebecca Minkoff bags.

The show was as seamless and as effortless as the clothing itself. A classic, white, low platform runway allowed the garments to be admired on an obtainable level, and the accompanying sticky sweet vocals of UK urban electronic duo ALUNAGEORGE set the scene for a captivating series of up-town meets down-town pieces styled to perfection with Rebecca Minkoff accessories.

Written by David Vassou