Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’12. Rebecca Taylor’s Smart Daytime Glitz

September 9, 2011 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring 2012, New York Fashion Week Spring ’12

Summary: The Rebecca Taylor SS12 Collection, as always, attracted a large number of attendees to the Stage at Lincoln Center. The warmth in the tent almost matched the unusual heat for September outside, but the crowd remained upbeat as awesome 70s disco tunes made the wait worthwhile. The collection opened with light neutral palette of alabaster and pearl spiked with limeade and citron. Shimmery shades of gunmetal and storm were welcomed after what seemed to be a sea of muted looks. Some of Rebecca Taylor’s mixed prints and patchwork pieces were reminiscent of part of the past that would be better off forgotten! But overall there was a freshness in this collection, with the ease and movement of full skirts and interesting contrasts of texture from knitwear, pailettes, pointelle, tile eyelete and mesh. I particularly liked the shimmering nude (which looks more like orange) pailette cropped tank matched with a dark shades of denim pieced skirt. The contrast of soft silks with strong bomber jackets and practical anoraks makes what seems to be a frivolous collection loaded with embellishments, to actually be quite smart for daywear.

Colors: Alabaster, moonlight, optic white, blush, limeade, citron, nude, denim, black, camel, gunmetal, storm, denim blue, steel, cobalt, gunmetal leopard, wild roses, mixed print, shimmering digital print,

Fabrics & Textures:  Silk, cotton, pointelle, mesh, eyelet, lurex, snake leather, pearl sequin encrusted, pailettes, sequins, pieced fabrics

Key Looks: Alabaster snake leather and shades of moonlight silk pieced dress; Denim blue anorak, limeade pointelle cropped crew, print mixed handkerchief dress; Nude pailette cropped tank, shades of denim pieces skirt.

— Carol  Calacci

Photos; NYMag

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