Rebecca Minkoff Fall 2013: Ground Control to Major Minkoff

Much like last season's surprise Lochte lockdown, the crowd at Rebecca Minkoff's Fall 2013 show seemed just as enthralled by the celeb-filled front row as it was the clothes themselves.
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Much like last season's surprise Lochte lockdown, the crowd at Rebecca Minkoff's Fall 2013 show seemed just as enthralled by the celeb-filled front row as it was the clothes themselves.
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Much like last season's surprise Lochte lockdown, the crowd at Rebecca Minkoff's Fall 2013 show seemed just as enthralled by the celeb-filled front row as it was the clothes themselves. "Who's over there, Mike Jackson?" my row-mate joked based on the amount of photogs clamoring for a shot--a commotion leading BryanBoy to leap over a row of seats to get to his own. Not quite--just 90210-er Shenae Grimes, soon joined by Jaime King, Nicky Hilton, this year's NYFW mainstay Ashlee Simpson, and UK indie darling Kate Nash.

Set to a live soundtrack supplied by Nashville rockers Wild Cub, the collection reflected Minkoff's vision of a nouveau cool-girl--who, as per the shownotes, "embarks on a voyage to the future, marrying modern, spacesuit-like construction details and a new, sophisticated grunge attitude." Neoprene, wide zipper detailing, and padding added to the sporty space-age vibe while maintaining extreme wearability. Easy-fit separates kept anything from getting too girly. The main event was the jackets, destined to land on many a street style blog next season. Leather bombers found new life in quilted houndstooth and star patterns, while a hatched camo coat signaled the latest evolution of last season's flamo mashup. The collection finished with several bright monotone looks that were far more pared-down and architectural than the pieces they followed.

Side note: The show concluded (as it had begun) with an enlarged projected image inviting showgoers to "join the conversation" using #RMFALL. It took about 30 seconds for a pornographic TwitPic to appear on-screen, and about one minute for any PRs to notice--and yes, we're including a photo in this here gallery.

Photos: IMAXtree