New York Fashion Week in a Chanel… I mean, nutshell
Now that we’ve switched gears to fashion, we might as well highlight one of the biggest fashion events in the world – New York Fashion Week. Personally, it’s been a lifelong goal of ours to attend some of the shows and see works from such notable designers as Thakoon, Rebecca Taylor, Derek Lam and Prabal Gurung. If you’re in the city during this time, you’ll notice the undeniable buzz in the air as fashion aficionados’ travel to the city to rub shoulders with editors, bloggers and style icons. The buzz was so tangible that it left us with a fashion hangover that only another show or soiree could cure.
The first show was Rebecca Taylor, which took place in the fashionable Meat Packing district. Eager attendees were so excited to view Rebecca Taylor’s Fall 2013 collection that they walked through the dirt filled sludge streets and deep puddles, in no lower than 5-inch heels of course, to find their seats in the low-lit room. As usual, Rebecca Taylor’s show and collection did not disappoint. Known for her sweet and feminine looks, Rebecca Taylor took a different direction this year by showcasing masculine and edgier looks with a darker color palette including oxblood, charcoal and shades of grey… and we were excited, like 50 shades of excited.
The collection started with an olive twill biker jacket that complimented a cream stud silk blouse and wool gabardine with a chiffon pleated skirt. The leather and tweed continued with runway looks including a petrol stretch leather moto vest (personal favorite) that overlayed a petrol stud shell blouse and a black twill pleated skirt. If we had this look in our closet, and a grand in our wallets, we’d find a way to wear it at least a couple times a week. I mean a girl’s gotta get her money’s worth. Other favorites included her double-breasted jackets, color-blocked leather tees and the midnight shearling framed coat. But we must say that zipper details might have stolen the show. They were prominent on her trousers, jackets and dresses. And we’d love to zip them all up, and wake up tomorrow morning with a closet full of Rebecca Taylor.
All in all, the ready-to-wear collection can be worn straight off the runway, and into our closets. Can’t wait to rock some of these looks ourselves.