Over the last couple days I (along with some Real Housewives of New York), took in the shows of Tory Burch, Rachel Roy, and Nanette Lepore. I think we can agree that these three ladies have a similar customer base. Click through for descriptions and pictures, then get dressed and off to that important lunch!
Tory Burch: Tory’s clothes are looking extra super-duper posh for spring. She added a little downtown edge for A/W 2010, and I counted at least six people in the crowd wearing her funky painterly skinny jeans. For spring, though, she’s gone back to her uptown, benefit-attending, proper lady roots. Those damn gold buttons (sorry, Tory) were on everything. The color palette was orange, yellow, and raspberry, with navy thrown in for good measure. The suits were the standouts. A Nantucket red suit with grey stripes was mesmerizing me for a good three minutes. Calf length narrow skirts in navy and tan leather were lovely and classic. The one oddball piece was a hoodie, of the type generally bought in Acapulco and seen on all the stoners in college. Tory classed it up by pairing it with gold pants.
Rachel Roy: Rachel knows her target lady very well and for spring delivered on the easy, work-ready, and stylish-yet-not-trendy pieces she’s known for. She used jewel tones and some metallic mesh to up the interest a little bit. Three crystallized disco dresses were perfect for a post-work soireé. She’s also introduced a capsule collection of trench coats in a very light khaki, ranging from sequined to ruffled to short-sleeved to classic.
Nanette Lepore: When you’re ready to put away the more buttoned up looks of Rachel and Tory and you’re off to the Hamptons or that early spring beach getaway (follow me on this fantasy, people), Nanette Lepore is your lady. Completely relaxed and beachy, her collection continued the raspberry, orange, and yellow theme that has been popping up all over this week. Unapologetically feminine, skirts had apron ties and ruffles were strategically placed on hems and necklines. White eyelet was gorgeous on a blouse and dress, and a pair of raspberry and lavender bloomers were pure cuteness. High-waisted vintage inspired swimwear still looks fresh. The tall sandals were colorful and had a bit of fringe on the back of the heel, a la the YSL Palais. I think the best part of this show was that Stanley Tucci was front row. So random.