A snow storm couldn’t prevent the show from going on. However it’s melted remnants around the Highline Stage area of the meatpacking did pose a challenge for a chic shoe choice. Once off the slippery, soggy sidewalks, the crowd inside for Rebecca Taylor was buzzing. I overheard someone coming from backstage saying “it’s a really good kind of different for her, I think people will love it”. From the first model out, you could see the difference. A sort of punk rock cloud was looming over the traditional feminine and flirty aesthetic Taylor is known for, but this edgy overcast was welcomed.
Silhouettes with a ton of menswear inspiration, exuded a sexy strength but were balanced by flouncy skirts and supple hues like “camel rose” that would turn even the coldest of hearts into a romantic. From head to toe each look provided pieces that could satisfy a multitude of closets in a bevy of style situations. Tops with hardware, chainmail anyone? Trousers that could walk the talk, statement pieces like a perfect peplum layered over a turtleneck, cropped sweaters and bejeweled necklines danced the perfect waltz of the brand’s traditional designs with that androgynous 1970’s British underground twist that was their Fall inspiration. The luxurious outwear made an impact and proved that this dash of different came at the perfect time.