Rebecca Minkoff seems to have a preternatural ability to tap into precisely what the fashion set is fiending for right now. Maybe it's a testament to her social media skills.
How else can you explain the seemingly disparate--but somehow so on-point--themes she chose to explore for spring 2014? There were Mexican motifs and Frida Khalo braids. There were sporty styles and mesh jerseys. There were street style bait knee high gladiator sandals. And on each guest's seat lay an Instagram-ready t-shirt with the words: D.T.F. Down to Fiesta. If that's not a hashtag waiting to happen I don't know what is.
Did I mention that, throughout it all, Janelle Monae gave the performance of a lifetime, flanked by a groovy band and mod, dancing back-up singers? Yes, the show was definitely a spectacle.
But even without all that showmanship, the clothing's cool factor couldn't be denied. A lot of it, like the white jeans embroidered with colorful Mexican flowers, or a black skirt with sheer panels (worn with high waisted black underwear), looked like the kind of thing Minkoff pal Leandra Medine might wear. Indeed, we'll probably see some of the pieces making an appearance on The Man Repeller in the coming months.
One look I particularly loved included a boho filmy white lace top, that, upon closer inspection, had a #1 stitched on the front, in the fashion of a sports jersey. It's these sort of playful moments--like the D.T.F. shirt--that make Minkoff's shows so fun to watch.