Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2014 collection shown at Lincoln Center introduced the notion of modern practicality, opting for a simpler, more understated approach to dressing. With an emphasis on clean lines and harmonious separates. Minkoff’s vision of the contemporary woman shined through. A balance between masculine and feminine was created that gave off an air of confident ease.
The collection redefined classic menswear through a feminine color palette and soft silhouettes. Tailored Crombie coats, boyish trousers, and sharp button-downs were given the ladylike treatment as they are slimmed down and shown in soft grey, petal pink, noble green, navy and tobacco.
Playing with proportions and weights, underpinnings were layered beneath structured outerwear and accessories. Sweeping chiffon skirts sashayed under long overcoats while sturdy over-the-knee boots gave the look a bit of play on the tomboy.
Heritage suit patterns took a bold turn in cobalt plaids and red pinstripes adding an unexpected twist and turn to the sophisticated tone of the collection. Minkoff then topped it off with her playful charm, pops of metallic lamé, a mini fanny bag and whimsical pearl-embellished T-shirts.
The collection strayed from the designer’s usual signature look. In Fall 2013 Minkoff referenced “Space” with bonded mesh and holographic accessories. This collection translates from the runway to retail with no imagination needed. It was simple, clean and easy to wear. Minkoff calls herself the “downtown romantic” and this collection has all the pieces to rock the downtown vibe.
“It’s about taking menswear-inspired silhouettes and translating them into feminine colors and silhouettes,” Minkoff said backstage
Minkoff’s best embellishment was her star studded front row of ‘IT’ girls. Spotted was Carrie Underwood, Anna Kendrick, AnnaSophie Robb, Victoria Justice and Bella Thorne all looking so sleek and stylish. I am sure they cannot wait to grab a few of the pieces right off the runway.
Watch the entire runway show to enjoy every look on You Tube.