Rebecca Minkoff presented her first totally complete ready-to-wear apparel collection, along with her handbags yesterday at the Metropolitan Pavilion. The collection was influenced by “early Tim Burton films” as well as the “90’s beauty aesthetic.” Her inspiration is clear - the black, white, and prison striped pieces are very Nightmare Before Christmas, and I can absolutely see the leopard and floral numbers on Clueless’ Cher, or even early 1990’s Cindy Crawford. While I can’t say that her rock-chic pieces were especially directional - the shoulder pads, leather, and stud/buckle accents are nothing new - they were both wearable and cute. Her body-conscious minidresses, accented with corset-shapes and lace, are perfect for a night out, while her fun, feminine separates are appropriate for day. Judging by the wild success of her handbag line, Rebecca’s collection has potential to become the go-to for easy pieces that appeal to uptown and downtown girls alike.
On Vacation with Designer Rebecca Minkoff
It’s summer! And that means on Fridays, everyone should be sneaking out of work a little bit early to go on a weekend jaunt or grab a drink on a sunny rooftop. The fashion industry, which works very hard, also knows a thing or two about how to cut loose. In our weekly Summer Friday column, we catch up with industry insiders to find out what they do, where they go, and what they bring with them when they escape the daily grind. Last week we went on vacation with Esquire’s own Wendell Brown. This week we go on vacation designer and mommy Rebecca Minkoff.