The Clothes: As usual with Rachel Comey, I had to keep reminding myself to look up and stop staring at the shoes. Because they are always so good. This season Comey’s classic clogs and flats had colorful metallic sheens. The clothes were shinier and more dressed up too: There were party dresses with beaded embellishments and even sequins–a loud statement for the normally subdued and down-to-earth Comey girl. But those breezy staples were there too in the way of airy white shirt dresses, simple silk sheathes with a ruffle or two, and quilted floral printed separates.
The Hair & Makeup: Gelled back and tucked into a mini French twist–all the better to show off some ’50s style shades (a collab with Prism London).
The Soundtrack: Live music, steel drum included, provided by Damper and Drum.
The Vibe: Brooklyn cool girls. The best way to kick off NYFW.
The Front Row: Rachel Comey’s shows aren’t usually celeb-heavy. Last season Parker Posey made a surprise appearance but this season’s front row was mostly comprised of cool editors, buyers, and Leandra Medine.
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Jemima Kirke, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Carey Mulligan
WTF Moment: Rachel Comey could have gone into labor “at any moment” during the show. Yes, those were her words.
What the designer said: “I worked on dressier elements for spring. The embellishments are something I never ever do. We did all this hand beading for the first time. I don’t know I just got the feeling and went with it. I started to explore dressier occasion type clothes. I think people know to come to us for going to work clothes and the weekend stuff which is still there but creatively I wanted to see how our girl would go out at night.”
and as for being nine months pregnant,
“The doctor said any minute. But my official due date in one more week. But my first child was a premie by six weeks so I was more concerned about the last six weeks. So today I felt like, no problem, if I went into labor, my team could handle it.”