Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’12. Rebecca Minkoff’s Sun-Bleached Sirens

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

Summary: After spending time in and around the desert recently, Rebecca Minkoff wanted to channel that organic feel of living among the elements. But rather than incorporate cacti and tumbleweeds into her still fairly new ready-to-wear collection, Minkoff chose to see the landscape through an architect’s lens. She pulled from muse Luis Barragan’s splashy use of colors, channeling a sun bleached look with chalky and distorted bursts of pastel and neon. She also proved adept at layering prints, pairing her signature snakeskin with distressed looking patterns that ranged from geometric to tribal. The looks were overall easy and relaxed with a touch of bohemian on a road trip aesthetic, especially due to the models’ wind in the hair waves, compliments of Tresemme. Minkoff’s original prowess, the handbags, amped up the edge with a bit of color-blocking, a lot of leather and the ever present chain link strap.

Colors: mango, sunset stripe, kaleidoscope, slasher print,  zoo print, spring tiger print, neon check, desert, mirage, bleached print, neon stripe, white night, ember, two tone, desert rose, blue spring, lovers leaf, psychedelic, moon beam, nomad print

Fabrics and Textures: leather, Swarovski, knit, snakeskin, silk, tweed, weave, linen, lace

Key Looks: Sunset stripe dress, zoo print shirt, ember boxer short, moon beam shorts with Swarovski elements, psychedelic lace dress, star studded leather tank with Swarovski elements, kaleidoscope layered dress

– Alia Rajput

Photos: NY Mag

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