If the success of a runway show is determined by the amount of people who want to wear the clothes--like, right now, please--then Rebecca Taylor's Spring 2014 outing was a smash.
Every single woman I overheard leaving that show was talking about something, whether it was an incredible pattern or a beautifully made blazer, that she wanted in her wardrobe stat. Frankly, there was a lot to covet: Taylor is an expert at layering together interesting looks that dissect into equally interesting individual pieces.
There was plenty of white, so fresh during spring, mixed in with perforated leathers and combined denim washes that made the accompanying pastels feel hip instead of prim. Taylor made good use of a grey rubberized terry--which looks cooler than it sounds, promise--and accent pieces in a gray zebra print. The standout piece was a gorgeous deep pink leather bomber vest, embossed with roses.
It was another collection of clothes tailor-made for cool downtown girls--many of whom probably want to look like Girls' Zosia Mamet, who caused a stir on the front row--to wear to their job in an art gallery or tech startup.